Author Archives: Frederic

Turn text column reviews into a Tableau word cloud

After getting my hands on a data set containing a large number of user reviews in a column, I was trying to get an overall sense of those reviews with a quick glance. Visually, there are several options to get … Continue reading

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YoY YTD dashboard made easy in Tableau

When using a set of dated transactions which gets updated, how do you provide a report which will track visually a monthly ¬†YoY (Year over Year) YTD (Year to Date) comparison? This needs to work at the day level, to … Continue reading

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Alteryx v11 after 100 days

As far as Alteryx major releases go, V11 was appealing with many feature enhancements, in no particular order: A modern web based job scheduler A modern formula editor, which makes Excel blemish with its autocomplete and data preview window Addition … Continue reading

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10 Tricks to adopt Redshift In-DB

If you are still manipulating data in Excel, why should you care about In-DB and Redshift? Whether you are accessing your Redshift data through Alteryx or through Tableau, knowing how to prepare your data within Redshift, with In-DB tool in … Continue reading

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TC16 Tableau Conference Highlights

This year’s conference took place in Austin, TX. Yet, our Tableau friends must have felt right at home, as if in Seattle. The constant drizzle and low ceiling were certainly more reminiscent of a Pacific Northwest scenery. It took until¬†Thursday … Continue reading

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