The ability to easily add colour to a viz is one of Tableaus greatest strengths. Any value can be added to the colour shelf to colour the marks in the view. The type of palette created depends on whether a green or blue pill has been used. Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis explores the different palette types, how to create them and how to change them to suit your needs
- [Instructor] Color in Tableau is a fantastic way…of making your dashboard look really attractive.…But it can also be used to encode data.…Now the way that Tableau does this depends…on whether we're using a discreet…or a continuous measure.…That is, a green or blue pill.…Let's take a look and see how Tableau treats…each one of these.…To start with, I'm gonna build a simple bar chart.…So we'll put region on our rows…and we'll put sales on our column.…Now to add a color, all we have to do…is drag a field onto the color shelf on the marks card.…
So in this case, let's take region.…Now region is a discreet dimension.…It has has four values.…So Tableau interprets this and creates a palette…that has four colors.…And assigns the default color palette to it.…If we don't like those colors,…we can click on the color shelf.…We go to edit colors.…And we can manually change any of the colors…by clickin' on one and clickin' on the color.…If we want to, from the drop down here,…we can select some of the automatic color palettes…
The training starts with one of the most important features in Tableau: the difference between the green and blue pills (discrete and continuous data) and how this affects every single action Tableau performs. Then find out how to add new maps and create more effective dashboards that maximize screen real estate. Discover how actions can link together sheets and provide greater levels of interactivity and performance, and how formatting can make an ordinary dashboard demand attention. Plus, get some bonus tips on performing date and time calculations in Tableau. This course deep-dives into the practical, applicable, and essential skills that anyone doing data visualization and analytics in a professional setting needs to have.
- Green vs. blue pills
- Using filters, colors, and dates
- Connecting to data
- Extracting data
- Cleaning and prepping data
- Pivoting data
- Merging and joining data
- Highlighting data
- Using the Analytics pane
- Creating new maps
- Creating calculations based on parameters
- Designing dashboards
Skill Level Intermediate
Q. Thise course was updated 04/21/2017. What changed?
A. Videos were added to cover features in Tableau 10.2.
1. Green and Blue Pills
2. Connect and Extract Data
3. Transform Data
5. Map Your Data
7. Dashboard Design
8. Useful Calculations
9. Tableau 10.2 Updates
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