One of Tableaus greatest strengths is its ability to quickly connect to data, analyse it and share discoveries with other people. Starting by connecting to raw data, creating a variety of vizzes and combining them into a dashboard, Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis demonstrates this ease of use by building a fully functioning dashboard in less than 10 minutes using techniques in this course.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop as I've done here. The workbooks are numbered in accordance to the video in which they refer to. There are several different file types in our exercise files. TWB are Tableau workbooks. TWBX are packaged workbooks. The difference between the two is that the package workbook also contains data. If the video refers to an external data source that isn't part of the default, it'll be inside one of the folders. For example, in 03_01, we have the GlobalVehicleSales Excel file, which is used in the workbook.
In this example, we also have a text file containing a calculation that's used as part of the video. Now let's get started.
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.
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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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