# WOWEssentials

## 2021 W40 | Tableau: Can You Make Stacked Bar Charts Easier to Compare?

Introduction I have a confession to make…I like stacked bar charts. Someone once referred to them as rectangular pie charts, which stung a little bit – so I’ve kept my affinity quiet. Stacked bar charts get a bad rap because it can be hard to compare the different components – in fact the only one …

## WOW2021 week 04 | Tableau: Can you use map layers to show profit at state and city levels

Hot off the presses of 2020.4, Tableau has introduced map layers. Check out this challenge to learn how to build maps in Tableau with multiple map layers

## 2021 Week 3 | Tableau : Can you build a Control Chart

Introduction Is it too late now to start the post with Happy New Year?  Well it’s my first Workout of the year so Happy New Year everyone, it’s really great to be back for my third year! After completing the first two workouts from this year (because I suck at Table Calculations), I wanted to …

## 2021 Week 2 | Tableau : Can you build a Customer Lifetime Value Matrix?

Introduction This year we’ve made a commitment to start with the basics and build, so this challenge is designed to do just that. This week, you’ll be constructing a Customer Lifetime Value Matrix (CLTV).  This viz is frequently used in marketing and retail industries to understand the value of each customer.  Specifically, the interesting insights …

## 2021 Week 1: Can You Find the Variance Along the Line?

Introduction For the longest time, I avoided table calculations as much as I could because I thought they were overly complicated (compute using…relative to…sort by…nested…ughhhh) especially when I had LODs in my back pocket.  But, over time, I’ve made my peace with them (dare I say, a fan now) as I recognized how powerful they …

## 2020 Week 53: Can you build with containers?

Introduction Brad Werner is responsible for this week’s Workout Wednesday Challenge.  Here are all the details in Brad’s own words: I have a confession. When I first started using Tableau, I was a strict advocate for #TeamFloating. Yes, I used to float ALL objects on my Tableau dashboards. I would decide on a dashboard layout …

## Week 5: Where do regions rank month-to-month?

Introduction This week I wanted to share a challenge that comes from a chat that I had with Zach Bowders near the beginning of the year. Zach was shared a step-ranking visualization he was putting together and I really thought it was a great iteration of the chart type.  While there have ben step-ranking charts …

## Week 40: Can you show and hide your sheets?

I was recently helping a coworker on a dashboard and mentioned sheet swapping as a potential solution to a problem. My coworker stopped me mid-sentence and said “What on earth is sheet swapping?!” We operate in our own Tableau bubble, and sometimes assume everyone else knows exactly what we do, I’m hoping Workout Wednesday is …

## Week 48: Profitability Bridge

This week we’re building a chart I was asked to create at work. A stakeholder drew this exact chart type and said, “make the chart look exactly like this!” At first glance I wasn’t sure I would be able to do it. After a little playing around I was able to re-create it! Challenge Click …

## Week 13: Color and Ordering

This week we are changing things up and looking at a few different Tableau Features. While we all love data visualization, and dashboards, we can still find ourselves trying to slowly push the Excel users. In these cases, we find it helps to give them Tables, with some visual/interactive elements.   Requirements Dashboard size should …

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