Use highlight actions to highlight multiple sheets on a dashboard.
- [Instructor] We have a map, a heat map,…and a scatter plot looking at the profit of our sales.…To add a highlight action, we go to Dashboard and Actions…and select the highlight.…We'll have to tell Tableau which is the source sheet…of the action, the target sheet,…and what kind of action we're gonna use.…Good practice is to use the select action.…Although hover works well on a desktop,…it doesn't work well on a tablet.…For our example, we're gonna leave all the options…as standard.…
Now we have a highlight action.…If I then select the eastern region,…the heat map highlights just the eastern column,…and our scatter plot shows us customers from the east,…but the map doesn't appear to work correctly.…The reason for this is that the region value…isn't part of the detail of the map.…In order for the highlight to work,…Region has to be present in every sheet…which we want the highlight to function.…To add that, we go to the map, take Region,…and drop that onto the Detail.…
Now if we go back, we see that the regions…
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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