BR101: Introduction to Spotfire

$99.00 / month

Welcome to Spotfire X!

Get to know this powerful tool and start some visual analysis of your own.



Welcome to the Blue River Analytics Spotfire video series! As of Fall of 2019, we’ve completely revamped our courses and are excited to share them with you. They are now in Spotfire X, and have been restructured with the addition of new content and a focus on ease of student access and navigation. We strongly feel this last feature will positively impact every student’s experience; with clickable “chapters” within our videos and a corresponding course outline, users will now be able to find the topic they’re interested in and navigate directly to that section of video within seconds. Each course also comes with a .dxp preloaded with industry-specific data. All of the video lessons correspond to lessons in the .dxp so that students can follow along as they go through the video lessons.

There will always be pros and cons to in-classroom vs. online education. However, it is safe to say the last decade has exponentially increased the efficacy of remote education, and more and more students globally are finding online video education superior. We feel that for complex technical topics, there are many “pros” to learning through videos. Come see for yourself in the Blue River Analytics Spotfire series!

If you are in need of or interested in pricing for multiple licenses, please contact for a proposal.

Course Outline

These subtopics are clickable links within the videos so users can zip to the content they want.

  1. Data in Analysis: Changing Column Properties
  2. Recommendations Engine
  3. Data Canvas
  4. Adding a Text File
  5. Rename, Replace and Delete Data Tables
  6. Adding an .xls File
  7. Previewing Data Tables in the Data Canvas 
  8. Data Loading Settings
  1. Setting your Visualization’s Data Table
  2. Changing Axes from the Filters Toolbar and Dropdown Menu
  3. Changing Axes: 3rd Way
  4. Sort x-axis by Value Using Visualization Properties
  5. Formatting Axes
  6. Using “Color by” Feature
  7. Zoom Sliders
  8. Trellis
  9. Example 2: Highest Total Oil and Gas? 
  10. Adding Multiple y-axis Values
  11. Vertical to Horizontal Bars
  12. Side by Side vs. Stacked Bars
  13. Multiple Value Axis Scales
  14. Defining “Top” Bars to be Shown
  15. Labels for Bars
  16. Formatting Numbers and Defining a Custom Oil and Gas Format
  17. Applying your Custom Format to an Axis
  18. Changing Visualization Name and Description
  1. Changing the Order in Your Legend
  2. Changing the Color in Your Legend
  3. Multiple Scales for y-axis
  4. Date Display Options on Axes
  5. Applying Oil and Gas Format to Axes
  6. Applying Color by with Multiple y-axis Parameters…? 
  7. Appearance Formatting
  8. Filtering in Visualizations
  9. Example 2 Start, Duplicating a Vis., Moving it to a Different Page
  10. Changing the Aggregation Method
  11. Trellis by Column Names
  12. Changing your Tooltip
  13. Appearance Formatting
  14. Annotation and Conversation Tools
  1. Changing the Visualization Type
  2. Add Labels
  3. Subsets
  4. Tangent: Adding a Map
  5. Why Use Subsets
  6. Properties: Subsets Tab
  7. Series by Subset
  1. Reversing Axis Order
  2. “Marker by” Impact on Aggregation Method
  3. Color by
  4. Size by
  5. Shape by
  6. Invert Marking
  7. Filter to/out Marked Rows
  8. Marking Selection Options
  9. Add Line of Best Fit
  10. Additional Formatting
  11. Marker by Pies
  1. Defining Number of Slices
  2. Size of Slices
  3. Formatting 
  4. Trellis by Operator
  1. Coloring Columns
  2. Rendering Column as a Link
  3. Details on Demand
  4. Customize Columns for Details on Demand
  1. Cross Table
  2. Cross Table: Adding Totals
  3. Coloring: Gradient and Fixed
  1. Modifying a Sparkline
  2. Calculated Values
  3. Adding an Icon
  4. Bullet Graph Intro
  5. Bullet Graph Longer Example
  1. Defining your Tiles
  2. Primary Value Axis
  3. Change Time Axis for Sparkline
  4. Comparative Value
  5. Adding Additional KPIs
  6. Coloring KPIs
  7. Actions on a Click: Details on Demand
  1. Linking Visualizations by Marking
  2. Keyboard Shortcuts when Marking
  3. Removing Outliers with Marking
  4. Exporting your Marked Data
  5. Multiple Markings
  6. Details Visualization: Pie Chart
  1. Change the Filter Types
  2. Reset Specific Filters
  3. Organizing Filters
  4. Reset Hidden Filters
  5. Apply Filter Organization to Another Page
  6. Filtering and Visualizations
  7. Filter with Marked Data: Masked Column
  8. Deleting a Filter You’ve Made
  1. Set Shadow for Unfiltered Values
  2. Defining Our Filtering Scheme
  3. Multiple Filtering Schemes
  4. Page Filtering
  5. Resetting Filters on a Filtering Scheme
  1. Visualization to PDF
  2. Export to PowerPoint
  3. Data to File
  4. Data Loading Options
  5. Reload Linked Data
  6. Where to Find Your Library