Entries by Rob Davis

Salesforce just bought Tableau

June 10th 2019, I was driving my daughter to daycare and was completely caught off guard by a colleagues text message, “Salesforce just bought Tableau”.  My initial reaction was anger and resentment of Tableau for selling out. Why would a company whose sole purpose of helping the world see and understand their data be interested […]

Is there a Tableau Server Alternative?

You don’t need thousands of licenses and a massive Tableau Server installed in order to share your visualizations across an organization.  There is a Tableau Server alternative available.  Please keep in mind that this solution may not work for everyone as once Tableau Packaged Workbooks have been distributed, there is no way of blocking access to the workbook […]

Calculating Date Differences in Tableau

One of my favorite functions in Tableau is the DATEDIFF function.  When DATEDIFF is used within a calculated field, you can quickly start calculating date differences in tableau using two dates fields.  The resulting calculated field will generate a brand new value on the fly.  All you need to do is specify a start, and end date.   […]