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This interactive visualisation uses Tableau Desktop to show the colonies, territories, dominions and protectorates ruled by the British Empire over time.
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This post describes how we can store data in the Tableau Server Project description.
Tableau Server uses a PostgreSQL database called ‘workgroup’ as its repository. This guide will explain how we can connect Tableau Desktop to this repository.
This guide will explain how to create different styles of Diverging Bar Charts (or Butterfly Charts) in Tableau Desktop.
Tableau Desktop can connect to SharePoint lists using the pre-packed oData connector.
How many team promoted to the English Premier League survive their first season?
When querying the SQL Server metadata should we use INFORMATION_SCHEMA or system views?
My name is Darren Chalk. I am a Tableau Consultant and Data Analyst.
Welcome to XY Data. On this site you will find guides on how to learn and get the best out of Tableau using interesting real world data.
I have 16 years experience in Business Intelligence and have been specialising in Tableau Software since 2010. I am Tableau Certified.
Outside of work I run marathons & ultra-marathons and love watching AFC Bournemouth.