As I mentioned in the February post, I’m new to Tableau, and as the tone of that post implied,enjoying it very much. Tableau is a robust and flexible solution for data delivery. Like Qlikview, which I worked with a while ago, it is supported by outstanding, and free, introductory training and a very active user community.
As I’ve made my first steps in Tableau I’ve been a frequent user community visitor, and generally have gotten the answers I’ve been looking for. However, like any tool there still have been a few surprises. I’ll run down the top few in this post:
- Measures can have complex logic
- Big extracts are tricky
- Changing data sources is really tricky
- Sorry, there are some things you just can’t do
Hopefully this post helps other novices negotiate those first few steps a bit more easily. Continue reading