When I first started using Tableau, I had to teach myself how to use it. Later on – weeks and months and even years later – I would learn tiny hacks that made using Tableau infinitely more convenient. At Tableau Conference 2022, Annabelle Rincon and I shared some of these tips for you. To make your Tableau journey faster and easier, I have collated my tips below. Annabelle’s tips are featured on her blog.
- Right-click drag
- Default properties
- Calculated fields
- Four drop zones of an axis
- Find sheet usage
- Use specific colours
- Separate colour legends per measure
- Five ways of labelling above your horizontal axis
- Label totals in stacked bar charts
- Label date axes
- Format differences using UTF-8 values
- Remove Abc in text tables
- ALT shortcuts
- Instructive overlays
- Copy & paste dashboard items – FINALLY!
- Switch out sheets
- Swap root in data model
A shorter version of our session was available for the virtual TC22 experience. It does not contain all the tips we showed live in Vegas. You can find the recording here.