The following list of changes, tweaks, or considerations are all designed to improve performance of a Tableau dashboard. Not all suggestions will work in all situations, so even with this list there is a need for experience and understanding of how Tableau works in order to properly evaluate this list.
There are three broad categories of things to do, some requiring more technical expertise and access to source systems than others. We have color-coded the checklist items, based on category actions to be taken.
The list is generally presented from “most impactful” to “least impactful”. Again, not all “most impactful” suggestions will work on all structures of data, and in some cases entries at the bottom of the list may be much more impactful in some scenarios. For example, if a dashboard is running on a heavily used Tableau Server, the last entry in the list, “Use fixed sized dashboards” may actually produce significantly better results. Caveats aside… here is the list.
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