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 ...

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 ...

The Buzz Word “GDPR”

If you are involved in any technology implementation or if you store any data about your contacts I am sure you have heard the word “GDPR”. Implementing marketing automation solutions and working in Europe I sure have heard of “GDPR”. When I heard the word the very first time I thought, I don’t have to ...

Flag Null Values in your Datasets

It would be great if your data in Salesforce was complete! I mean it would be so much easier to do reporting and get some great insight. Unfortunately, complete data is the same as seeing unicorns, it would be great, but just not realistic. So what happens when you have null values in Einstein Analytics? Well, ...