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, ...

Dynamic Text in Your Donut Chart

27. November 2017 Einstein Analytics, How To 0
A lot of us love the donut chart in Einstein Analytics; it’s almost a pie chart but not really. The good thing about the donut chart is that it automatically shows the total in the middle, which for many is quite useful! But what about when your measure is an average and not a sum? ...

YTD Comparison with Compare Tables

20. November 2017 Einstein Analytics, How To 6
I love when my clients inspire me to write blogs. I mean they have real challenges and questions that other companies might very well also have, so why not write down the solutions for more people’s benefit. This time I was asked, “how do I compare year to date (YTD) with the same period last ...

Hack for Date Groupings in Static Steps

19. November 2017 Einstein Analytics, How To 7
In April I did a blog on how to use date fields in static steps showing how to create filters and groupings [read the blog post]. Though the blog is still relevant I had several people comment that it didn’t work. I did a little debugging and it turns out that Einstein Analytics is a ...