How to use formatting controls to change the look and feel of a dashboard, to create something amazing.
- [Instructor] Having an attractive Dashboard can…be useful to catch somebody's attention, and lead them in,…and discover information in our data.…There are a number of formatting tools that we can use,…and we'll look at a few of them here.…The formatting options can be found on the title bar.…The first place we'll look at is under the Dashboard.…Here, we can change the entire shading for the dashboard.…Let's change it to black.…Now, the worksheet titles are a little muted.…Let's change the color to white so they…stand out a bit better.…Worksheet title is down here,…and we'll change that to be white.…
So far, so good.…Now, it looks a bit strange that we have all this…white on this black background.…What we'd now like to do is get rid of that, too.…To do that, we need to format each individual sheet.…We need to select the sheet, go to Format,…and then go to Shading.…Now, we can change the worksheet to be black, too.…However, this doesn't change the map.…This is because the map is its own special type.…We need to go to Map, Map Layers,…
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.
Creating Interactive Dashboards in Tableauwith Nate Makdad1h 38m Intermediate
Data Visualization for Data Analystswith Bill Shander1h 31m Beginner
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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