How do I display incidence frequency in tableau

So, you are interested in displaying the frequency of a specific type of event over time.

For example, what if each of my orders isn’t making a profit for me and I would like to show the frequency of each of these orders rather than showing the sum total of profit for each week

If I were to show the total of the profit over time, I might show something like this

Profit Chart.png

But, the issue is that this shows the total of the week but doesn’t show the frequency of the loss making orders.

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How to build skyscrapers in tableau

So, you are thinking of making a visual to show the distribution of the various line items to the total within the category as well as overall categories

In our (beloved) superstore example, let’s say you want to see how one Sub-category is doing compared to others. In addition, you would like show often an order (or a customer) is providing profit for that sub category, consider a skyscraper graph

Here’s how to build one in 6 steps

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Editing titles to provide more insights in Tableau

So, you have worked on creating a wonderful dashboard for your executives but you want to provide the graphs with some titles so your team can quickly see the numbers too.

Here’s how you might have been doing that for now


But, what about the total numbers?

Yup, you are creating new sheets to do just the metrics. Well, no need, anymore

Here are the tips to add the total of a metric (or metrics for that matter) within the sheet so you can create more insightful dashboards.

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Where in the world was Lovekesh?

So, I have been in consulting for a very long time and I have been capturing a lot of detail over the last decade over or so in a database.

Finally, decided to open that database in Tableau and spend a few hours creating a dashboard…


Now, I can see how many projects have I worked on, which project required least amount of travel, what sort of activity have been I been working on mostly, etc. etc.

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How to analyze your outlook email with Tableau?

So, if you are like me, you must wonder how much email do you get everyday and if you are able to keep up with it.

For me, I am getting to the point that I feel that others shouldn’t expect that I will respond to every single email. In fact, if something is urgent, I think I have come to expect that I will be called.

Regardless, I do get a lot of email at my work, so I thought of doing some analysis of the data.

This article will describe how you can analyze your outlook email with Tableau

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