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January 24, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Two Use Cases for the New DateParse Feature

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Tableau 10.2 is bringing us a new date parse feature. I had two perfect uses cases for this to give it a test. The first is file of WhatsApp messages that requires both splitting and a dateparse. Previously this had to be done either in Alteryx or via a split, then a complicated calculation.

The second example is the data set used in Makeover Monday week 3. If I had the dateparse feature when I created the Tableau extract, I wouldn’t have messed up the data for everyone.

No workbook to accompany the video this week. This short video itself should give you a good idea for how dateparse works.

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