Blog Data Storytellers Can Have It All: Find the Perfect Balance of Customization and Scale with Quill in Tableau

Dashboard commentary is not one-size-fits-all.

Your communication style varies whether you are speaking to your leadership team or your most important customer. Why shouldn’t your dashboards be the same?

Quill’s superpower is producing stories at scale across all of your dashboards in seconds. That’s why we designed our stories to be used out-of-the-box and with language to translate to any industry or use case.

But what if you didn’t have to choose between scalable or custom stories?

Now you can combine the power of Quill with language straight from your company’s style guide.

We took our analytics that you know and love, and created a library of our favorite functions that you can insert alongside text that is written in your own words.

Quill will still give you commentary in seconds, but now you can choose the level of customization that is best for your use case.

Quill data storytellers can truly have it all.

Watch our video or follow the steps below to see how to use custom content

  1. Set up a story and open your edit modal
  2. Select ‘add custom content’ to create a new piece of content
  3. Type in your new content and insert an equals sign to add a function. You’ll see a list of functions appear in the dropdown.
  4. Select a function from the list of dropdowns.
  5. Once you’ve selected a function, type equals to move to the next step until function is complete with a closing parentheses.
  6. Save your story and see custom content evaluate in your dashboard!

Note: this feature is currently available to a select beta group of Tableau SaaS customers only and will be available to all Tableau SaaS and On-Premises customers on April 28th.

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