How to use layout containers to arrange and group items on a dashboard.
- [Trainer] Let's look at how layout containers…can help improve the layout of a dashboard.…The layout containers are found in the object section…of our dashboard pane.…There are two sorts, horizontal and vertical.…But first, we're going to add…a horizontal container to our sheet.…To make things a bit clearer, it's always a good idea…to change the background of your layout container…to a different color.…For this, we click on the black triangle…select Format Container and we pick a shading.…Now, we can see where the container is within our view.…
This is useful, because if we have a second container,…below the first, we can then color…this one a different color.…And it's clear that there are two containers in this view,…one on top of the other,…so we know that when we drop elements into it,…we know which one we've put it into.…So what happens when we put an element…into a layout container?…Let's move our bar into the top one.…Let's insert the container across the horizontal width.…
We want to fill the full width,…
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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