Tableau’s behaviour when you drop a pill onto a row or column is determined by the pill colour. Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis demonstrates how blue pills create a header and green pills an axis. A bar chart, for example, needs one header and one axis. Understanding this behaviour allows faster creation of vizes as you know exactly what you need and where to place it on the canvas.
- [Lecturer] Everything that Tableau does behind the scenes,…depending on whether it's using a green or a blue pill.…Understanding how Tableau builds the visualization…is an important concept to understand.…If we drag a blue pill…onto a row or column,…we get a header.…Let's look at an example of that.…If we take Segment and drag it onto Rows,…Tableau's produced a header for us, and it shows each…of the three discreet values that's in that data.…So, a segment has a customer, a corporate,…and a home office.…It's divided the day job into those three categories.…If we add another discreet value onto the column shell,…such as…Category, we now get a second header.…
So, now we have a cross tab where we have the Category…across the top for our columns,…and now we have Segment on our rows.…Now, if we add a continuous pill to our data,…we can now see the value for each one of our categories…and each one of our segments in our cross tab.…If we were to add…a green pill to a row, we get an axis.…Tableau aggregates the value, and positions the mark…
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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