I’ve been using Tableau for 11 years. In all that time I have not seen a feature inspire our community so deeply and immediately as Set Actions. With this single feature, Tableau’s community has been given true super powers. They are being used to create endless new ideas for interactivity.
Dip in and enjoy! Any of these will show how amazing features energise our unique community:
Enhanced Interactivity and Highlighting
- Using Icons in your dashboard UI by Lindsay Poulter
- Enhanced Highlight Actions with Colour by Matt Chambers
- Enhance Highlight Actions with Duplicate Marks by Matt Chambers
- Improved Stacked Bars by Dorian Banutoiu
- Asymmetric Drill-Down by Rosaria Gauna
- Cross-highlight actions by Sean Miller
- Transparent Vizzes? Yes! Says Tristan Guiellivan
- Dynamic Reference Bands from Matt Chambers
- Compare Top n to Other from Ryan Sleeper
- Create “relative maps” by Matt Chambers
- Benchmarking by Nick Jastrzebski
- Dynamic Viz in Tooltips by Mark Bradbourne
- Reference Line Highlighting by Corey Jones
- Changing Dimensions by Lindsay Poulter
- Dynamic Reference Lines and Colours by Lindsay Poulter
Showing and hiding data
- Drill down into individual marks by Sean Miller
- Selective Hierarchy Drill-Down by Lindsay Poulter
- Showing/hiding underlying data by Lindsay Poulter
- Dynamic Connected Scatterplots by Matt Chambers
Maths and Games In Tableau?
Shin Murikami built an interactive Pascal Triangle.
She’s done even more: Art of the Vizable is a collaboration with Craig Bloodworth contains a smorgasbord of ideas, each with a workbook and a video tutorial
Try them out for yourself
By now, I’m sure you’re ready to try them out for yourself. In which case, I recommend you have a go at Ann Jackson’s #WorkoutWednesday which involves this feature.
And finally, if you want to follow the conversation, there’s even a dedicated hashtag on Twitter: #SetActions. There are more ingenious ideas appearing daily.
Go and do great things with Sets!