Tableau 101 - Up and running in 60 minutes
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Students will download a free version of Tableau called Tableau Public.
- Students will become familiar with the Tableau work space and terminology.
- Students will be able to create a several types of graphs.
- No previous knowledge of Tableau required
- At least Tableau (course will show how to download Tableau Public for free)
After I downloaded Tableau, my biggest challenge was knowing what to do next. In 60 minutes, you will learn how to navigate around the work area and create five different types of charts and a data table. The two assignments at the end of the course reinforce what you have learned and identify areas you may want to review.
- Anyone wanting to get started with Tableau.
Tableau has multiple versions. If you don't have the the Desktop or Server version on your computer, you can download Tableau Public for free. Tableau Public has much of the same functionality as the Desktop or Server versions. The main differences are limited number of data sources available to connect to and sharing results can only happen through the Tableau Public Gallery, which is available to the public.
This course will be creating graphs and visuals using this data set. The video shows you how to navigate to the web page so you can download the data set used in this course. The website has other data sets available for download as well.
You have Tableau on your computer, but now what? This video explains the three areas of the Tableau "Welcome" screen.
Learn how to connect to data. You learn the symbols for the different data types. You will learn how to change the data type, rename fields for clarity, and hide unwanted or unneeded fields.
This lecture provides an overview of the main Tableau work space. This is where the "magic" happens so I will point out the things you need to know to get started.
WARNING: I will not be explaining every icon and menu item. I will be focusing on the general layout and the icons you will use every time you use Tableau.
Tree map, bubble charts, and pie charts can help you communicate data based on multiple dimensions (categories). Despite how complicated these charts look, they are easy to create. Use the "Show Me" drop down menu to quickly change between chart types. The three charts in this lecture also use the size, color, and angle cards more than other types of charts.
Most of the time you have a date, you will want to use a line chart to identify trends. Creating a line chart is similar to creating a bar chart, the trickiest part is dealing with the date. The majority of the lecture is spent explaining how to deal with dates in graphs. The concept of relative filters is also introduced (only applicable to dates).