Often data set may contain too much information that makes it hard to find the answers we are looking for. Filtering data can reduce the volume but that looses the context of the data and makes effective analysis difficult. Tableau Zen Master Matt Francis introduces the new visual highlighter tool which makes it simple to highlight interesting data points while maintaining the context within the whole dataset.
- [Narrator] Often our data set…is gonna contain large amounts of information.…We often want to filter it down…or highlight only the parts that we are interested in.…In this example, we're looking at all of our customers…and we've split them out by profit and quantity.…What we'd like to be able to do…is highlight the ones from a particular state.…There's a couple ways that we could do that.…We could put state on a color shelf, for example,…but if we do, and then we remove country,…we've now colorcoded each one of the states…with different color.…
However, this makes a big mess.…Tableau's repeated the same use of the 20 colors…because we have more than 20 states.…It's very difficult to see any kind of pattern…or highlight those states that we're interested in.…Another way we could do this is put state on filter.…So here we've just created a drop-down filter…where we could look at an individual state.…If we change it to be a single value,…we could then click through each of our states…and see only the customers we're interested in.…
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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