For #1 & #2 - great ideas that we have been talking about interally for a little while now. These are both on our radar for a future release (no specific timeframe defined yet though).
For Reader and manual sizing, you're right, you need to either 'undo', or use the File/Revert to Saved menu which resets the entire workbook to where you started. A clear manual sizing might be a nice addition. We will add this idea to the consideration list.
I agree 110% This is the one thing that really holds me back. I came from the Proclarity world, and the Data Decomposition Tree is awesome.
Qliktech also figures out the related data and hierchies automatically.
Tableau doesn't seem to have any equivelent way to drill "down" around and back up hierarchies. I don't want ot have to hire a database developer to turn my source data into a SQL2005 warehouse.
I understand my underlying data and would love to be able to drag and drop them similar to Crystal Report's Dala Link Wizard, to show the hierarchial relationship.
Is it already possible to have a filter on dashboard level?
Or is it planned maybe in release 5.0?
would love to have it.
Daan, if I recall correctly we handle that with Data Source scoping. "Global" filters actually work at the datasource level, so you can use duplicate connections to a datasource to reduce the scope of a filter to your desired set of views. Slightly hacky, but "dashboard filters" get confusing - should the dashboard filter apply to the (standalone) sheet, etc.
Any news on this. The original post is 2 years old
I would really like to be able to define custom hierarchies in the Dimensions. This would allow drilling within our defined Marketing Variables and make it considerably easier to hand off workbooks to non-technical colleagues, who don't know the mappings or how do do it manually. Any update on this?
Leigh, I still can't comment on a particular release, but I want to reaffirm (as Dan said) that relational/custom hierarchies are still in our plans and that we definitely haven't forgotten about this.
Any news on this. The original post is 4 years old. Do you have any news about a new Tableu version with these capabilities?
Check out the Strategy Landscape Toolset (http://www.bethkanter.org/wicked-problems/). This toolset uses concentric circles to visualize composition / decomposition. The circles are sized to show relative composition... You can drill into a circle and see it's composition. These are similar to bubble charts but they are concentric circles and meant to convey composition/decomposition.
Our users really like the concentric circles instead of the SSRS decomposition tree.
What are your thoughts on a visualization like this?
Any update about Tree Views?