Do you share your Tableau workbooks with colleagues?
Receiving a TWBX from a colleague requires some mental processing. Deciphering the views/dashboards is the main task. But it is made harder if I also need to decipher the tabs at the bottom:
- How many views are there?
- How many are relevant to me?
- How many are dashboards?
- Which of the views are on the dashboards?
- Why didn’t they rename every sheet? Grrr.
I often receive TWBX files where the author really only wants me to look at one of two dashboards. But, if they don’t Hide all the worksheets on those dashboards – I have to trawl through every sheet to work out if it’s a separate thing to view or not.
The first thing I do when receiving a multi-tabbed TWBX is go to the slide sorter view and right-click every sheet to work out which ones I can hide.
My recommendation to you? Hide sheets that are on dashboards before sharing a TWBX – it makes your recipients’ lives easier!