2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2016 1:57 PM by Matt Kiefer

    Input Parameters - Threshold Page

    Matt Kiefer

      Has anyone had to work with hundreds of Input Parameters in their viz in the past?  A client would like to control thresholds using input boxes as seen below in a Tab which works very nice.  However, the problem we are facing is that Performance takes a hit having so many parms on a page or 2.  Any interesting ideas out there - only solution we had seen with some ok performance is to split below tab into 8 which doesn't look great and have tried story points for that particular dashboard but performance seems to be a hit or miss.  Wondering if there is another solution



        • 1. Re: Input Parameters - Threshold Page
          Tom W

          My personal approach to this would be to push it outside of Tableau, there's just so much input.

          I would create a web application for maintaining these input parameters / factors and then connect my data together in a common database. This would allow the user to update on the web, then refresh in Tableau and disassociate the input from the review (which I personally like).


          Obviously that wouldn't be available to everyone, so a trimmed down approach would be to use an Excel Sheet or Google sheet for the factors instead.


          If you absolutely have to keep it within Tableau, I would reconsider the need to have everything on the same page. What's more important - responsiveness and speed or the ability to see it all at once?

          • 2. Re: Input Parameters - Threshold Page
            Matt Kiefer

            Yep, customer wanted it all in 1 platform so they didn't have to go into several applications, wanted to see the change immediately without having to rerun extracts, etc.

            In the past we levereaged SP and brought in external data that way, but this case - they would like it all to be a part of the dashboard and not with the use

            of another application.  Agree with you though - speed / responsiveness definitely outweigh a funky look.