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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Simplifying your business rules with custom calculations

Dashboarding concentrates on representing data in a small space while still getting across key concepts in the data. It is important to use the space effectively. There should be a balance between representing too much information and representing not enough information.

Some people circumvent the issue altogether by avoiding data visualization or perhaps simply not requiring it for their roles. For example, you might run up against individuals who are not interested in the "pretty pictures" and want to see the numbers. How do you combine this requirement with other people's requirements to have a visual representation of the data?

Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which we can use ...

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