Power Tools: Desktop gives you the confidence that your Tableau workbooks have the highest level of consistency in design and performance. With dashboards multiplying on a daily basis, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the checks and balances that need to take place before reports make their way to the end user. Check out these features that take some of the pain out of that process (for workbooks on Tableau Server and on your local machine).



Data Source Auditing

  • Get a list of all data sources being used by your workbooks
  • View and save a list of all your calculated fields
  • Quickly build a data source dictionary and export to PDF
  • Determine where you have unused columns in your workbooks
  • Narrow down where a particular column is being used in your worksheets and calculations

Best Practice Analyzer

  • Check workbooks against a set of rules on a regular basis
  • Monitor the critical issues that inhibit workbook performance
  • Train new Tableau users on design choices for their workbooks
  • Scan an entire site/project on Tableau Server to determine where more attention needs to be given to best practices

Data Discovery

  • Capture high-level statistics on the data sources in your workbooks
  • Find out # of records, # of fields, data source types and if data has been extracted
  • Get alerts for common issues such as duplicate rows and reaching record limits
  • Discover specifics about fields in your data sources: # of distinct values and percentage NULL values

Performance Analyzer

  • Verify that workbooks are achieving performance benchmarks for loading times
  • Identify which queries are causing the biggest performance issues in your workbooks
  • Get real-time stats on all of the loading events for your workbooks
  • Save snapshots of performance stats for your workbooks and compare to historical stats

Style Management

  • Understand which fonts, colors and styles are being used throughout a large set of workbooks
  • Apply quick formatting changes to an entire site/project on Tableau Server
  • Update specific categories of formatting: Titles, Tooltips, Descriptions, Labels, Captions, etc.)
  • Get confirmation that styles are consistent before they are moved into a production environment on Tableau Server

Workbook Merge

  • Combine the work of multiple developers on a single workbook in an easy, drag-and-drop interface
  • Create a brand new workbook from a variety of other workbooks that already exist
  • Make specific selections on the dashboards, worksheets, data sources, parameters, shapes and images that you’d like to bring over into a brand new workbook

Color Tool

  • Create one or multiple color palettes
  • Auto-generate matching colors for your dominant color
  • Create single-color gradients, two-color gradients
  • Upload images and easily color match
  • Create a text file with all the XML you’ll need for Tableau

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Drawing Tool

  • Draw points, paths or polygons
  • Draw on your own images or maps
  • Use helpful features like Snap to Existing Points
  • Double-click to finish one shape and start another
  • One-click copy to your clipboard for pasting into Excel or text files
  • Create custom scales on background images

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