May 2, 2014
#SFBATUG: Using a calendar widget to control your dashboard
Last night at the SFBATUG meet up, I had the pleasure of giving a hands-on demo of how to create an interactive calendar in Tableau. This is a follow up to a post I write in May 2012 detailing how to create the calendar.
This example goes a step farther in that I’m using the calendar like a widget to control what I’m seeing on my dashboard. What’s also cool about this method is that you can multi-select dates, something you can’t currently do with date quick filters.
Note that I also demoed how to hide a reference line behind a bar, which I wrote about here.
Finally, this dashboard is not a stellar example of design. I threw this together quickly so that I could share it with the community promptly.
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