Colors, labels, values – oh my!

You might have heard of ‘XMD’ working with Einstein Analytics. But do you know what it is? First of all, XMD stands for ‘Extended Metadata’ and it a set of instructions that defines how a user visually see your dataset. Meaning once you apply these instructions every lens or dashboard leveraging this dataset will see ...

Compare Table Presents: Fun with Flags!

So who doesn’t love conditional formatting? Amazing how such a “simple” feature can generate so much excitement. Summer 18 has been out for a few weeks now, so I assume as an Einstein Analytics user you have already played around with the functionality. Of course, it’s great that you can modify the colors in all your ...

‘And’… ‘Or’… but how?

Filters are a great way to segment your data to get valuable insights, since having too broad a view do not help you understand the details of what is going on in your business. Einstein Analytics makes it easy for you to drill in and get that insight by allowing you to add list widgets, toggles ...

Fundamentals of Communication

30. May 2018 Communication 0
Last weekend was a bank holiday in the UK and for once the weather was actually decent. So I decided to have a relaxing day in the park with a couple of books; one of them explaining how to do storytelling with data. On the very first page, it says “Nobody sets out to make ...

8 Tips to Increase Dashboard Performance

When building dashboard we tend to talk about data, metrics, and design, which I will say is key! But I am not afraid to admit that I have a couple of time started building dashboards and realized that when it came to testing out the dashboard with real data, well, it needed a few adjustments to ...

DreamOlé with a flavor of Einstein Analytics

DreamOlé… Sun, Spanish omelet, sangria, and Salesforce… What’s not to like about this amazing community event? And on top of that, I get to put a flavor of Einstein Analytics on this event with my session ‘Einstein Analytics, Art of the Possible’! At 15.45 in Montjuïc I have my session where I will try to inspire ...

My most used computeExpression

One thing I cannot control in the Einstein Analytics UI is the sorting of the values. It’s either alphabetically or descending/ascending values, which do make sense. Now, most of the times that’s all good, just not when you are dealing with values that happen in a certain order. As an example, I can mention opportunity ...

That Thing Called columnMap

With Salesforce’s Spring 18 release they introduced a new parameter in the Dashboard JSON called columnMap. While Salesforce has good reasons to introduce this – more on this is still to come – then it can cause a little conflict in your Dashboards when you try to customize it behind the scenes. One thing I ...