How editing tooltips adds an extra layer of polish to a dashboard, an extra bit of quality.
- [Instructor] Tooltips are a fantastic way…of adding extra information into our view,…but without adding it to the view itself.…To understand what I mean, let's take a look…at our scatter-plot.…Each point represents one customer…and is placed in accordance with their sales…and their profit.…If hover one of the marks,…we can see some information about each point.…We get the customer name, the region, the profit,…and the sales.…But it might be useful to also know what state they're from.…To do that, we can add State to the Detail.…
So in this case, this customer is from Washington State.…We could also add additional information…about this particular customer.…For example the amount of discount they get.…We don't want this to appear as part of our view,…only in the Tooltip.…So if we take Discount and put it on Tooltip,…now when we hover over,…we get that extra bit of information.…This hasn't cluttered the view in any way…and it's only there when we hover over the Tooltip.…This is what makes Tooltips a very effective way…
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
1. Green and Blue Pills
2. Connect and Extract Data
3. Transform Data
5. Map Your Data
7. Dashboard Design
8. Useful Calculations
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