Tableau Tips and Tricks

Tableau Free Training Videos

With hours of video and accompanying workbooks, the free Tableau Training and Tutorials page is a great place to start when getting familiar with the software. Topics include Getting Started with Tableau, Connecting to Data, Visual Analytics, Calculations and more.

Tableau Tips and Tricks

For tutorials specific to AggieDash and for tips and tricks that our Business Intelligence team has found useful and interesting, feel free to explore the section below.

Parameter Series 2: How to Create Interactive Maps

August 20, 2018
In this tutorial, we will look how we can use the same Parameter feature to create an interactive map that colors areas that are above and below a Profit threshold that the user can change dynamically.

Parameter Series 1: How to Create a Dynamic Highlighter

July 17, 2018
One way to distinguish your visualization is to add a level of interaction for the user. In this case, we are going to explore using a Parameter to dynamically highlight items in our visualization. For example, if you are giving a presentation about which cities have the highest sales, a Parameter will help you highlight the top several cities for emphasis. 

How to Copy and Paste Data into Tableau

July 05, 2018
Sometimes, you want to create a quick visualization in Tableau but don’t want to go through the steps of connecting to your dataset. For smaller datasets, Tableau gives you the option to Copy and Paste the data directly.

Grouping Tableau Tabs with the Use of Color

February 27, 2018
Tableau allows the user to color-code individual tabs in a document. This gives the user another way to group tabs for easy viewing and organization.

Line Formatting in Tableau Dashboards

February 26, 2018
Have you ever created an informative and insightful Dashboard that ended up looking clumsy and not well organized? The root of the problem may be a lack of structure.

Onboarding the UC Davis Color Palette to Tableau

February 26, 2018
When visualizing university data, for design and consistency purposes, Stragetic Communications stresses adherence to the color scheme provided in the UC Davis Marketing Toolbox. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to upload the UCD Color Palette to your Tableau dashboard.