A Binding Decision Tree

A Binding Decision Tree
My binding blogs seem to be some of the most popular content on my blog. It is also one of the topics I get the most questions about. So I’ve been thinking, how do I make it easier for people to understand? And I thought “what about a decision tree?”. So I created one… Scope ...

A SAQL Cogrouping Hack

Some of my blogs are inspired by questions or use cases that I encounter when working with Tableau CRM. In the past month, I’ve had the same question around joining two datasets in a query; one dataset is grouped by two dimensions, but the other dataset is missing one of those dimensions, hence the question ...

From Dataflow to Data Prep

From Dataflow to Data Prep
In the past few releases, we have seen the hard work behind the new Data Prep (recipes) emerge. While Data Prep aims to make it easier for users to get started with transforming data and creating datasets for insight, there might be a few question marks if you are used to navigating the dataflow. Hence ...

Start and stop dataflows on command

When working with dataflows I think most of us simply schedule or manually run them to get new and fresh data (given the data sync has been updated). But guess what you can trigger the dataflow using APIs – so let’s see how we can do that with Salesforce CLI and Mohan’s plugin. If you ...

Dataflow performance with field usage analysis

Some of you might have long running dataflows that you for many reasons want to have running faster. But how you approach this can be time-consuming. Siva Teja Ghattepally has provided a brilliant webinar giving techniques to optimize the dataflow performance. To aid this process Mohan Chinnappan‘s analytics plugin provides a great command that allows you ...

Field usage analysis

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be writing this blog and I think you will find this immensely helpful especially if you have had Tableau CRM (formerly Einstein Analytics) for a while. I find many users end up creating a lot of dataflows and bringing in a lot of fields because they ...