Using color is one of the best ways to visualize data to show details in a dataset and now Tableau 10.2 introduces colour legends per measure. Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis shows how you can now color individual measures in a viz to clearly identify differences across measures leveraging the powerful use of color in your viz.
- [Instructor] A new feature in 10.2 is the ability…to have a Legend…for each individual Measure in your Dashboard.…To see this in action we're going…to look at the Superstore Sales Data.…But first of all let's just build…a very simple highlight table.…We'll use the Sub-Category…and we'll add all of the Measures in this dataset.…So that's a very simple cross-tab…but it's hard to see what's going on.…We want to see the maximum and the minimum values…and anything interesting that's going on…so to do that we could turn that into a highlight table.…
So first we'll add Measure Values to Color…and that colors the Text…but we want it to stand out a little bit more…so we change it from Automatic to Square.…Now, notice the coloring that's being used…so Tableau's identified that we have some negative Values…and some positive Values…so it suggested using a diverging Color palette.…Over on the right-hand side we have one single Legend…for our Color and that ranges from -17,000 to +330,000…with the zero where it goes to white,…
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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