Tableau is perfect for developing creative and powerful data visualizations for any business. It offers professionals looking to spot trends, outliers, and patterns an insightful, data-driven business focus that truly separates the signal from the noise.
This course walks you through the fundamentals of Tableau, helping you hone your skills and master core volumes such as Working with Data in Tableau. You will immerse yourself in Tableau 10's new Data Prep features, to provide data integration success. The video will provide viewers with high-quality practical content explaining how to master advanced calculations, dashboards, and visualizations with Tableau. It will teach experienced users how to answer complex queries they've been wrestling with, while also introducing them to tricks they never knew were possible.
Lastly, Advanced Interactivity brings it all together by demonstrating many ways in which users can interact with information at their fingertips.
About the Author
Tim Messar is a Senior Data Architect working in the insurance industry for over 10 years. He has lead several projects and initiatives providing business intelligence solutions using SQL Server, Analysis Services Cubes, and Tableau. Tim is also an IT Consultant for Messar Consulting LLC.
Sometimes data isn't quite perfect or machine-readable for Tableau use.
Getting the right data can be both a functional problem and a performance problem. This video is designed to break down many places Tableau allows users to filter.
Many times, data isn't just in one place. Not all data is in one table. Tableau helps us with this by joining and blending. This video covers joining data, which up until 10 meant data in the same data.
Combining data is an excellent ability of Tableau. There is a real need to combine data that exists on any platform. Blending can help with this. With this video, learn how to blend data.
Adding in new rows to data is a common task, but in previous versions of Tableau… not so easy. 9.3 added the union and 10.0 enhanced it with wildcard usage. In this video, learn the techniques to stack data.
In very rare cases, Tableau's default behavior doesn't give us the ability to present the information as easily as we would like. In this video, learn about Data Densification which is an internal feature to Tableau that can help fill in the gaps.
Sometimes performance is slow for a Tableau dashboard. Use extracts to help this out. The aim of this video is to learn how to do them.
A common pitfall is not leveraging shared data sources in a way the keeps them scalable as time goes on. This video addresses this concept by offering ways to compress the information as much as possible.
So now we have created an awesome dataset. How do we make it available, searchable and useful for others in our company? This video addresses making shared data connections available, with metadata.
Now that we have created extracts and understand the concepts of shared data connections, where do we put them? This video covers organizing Tableau Server to best leverage shared data connections for your company.
Why won't my chart display the way I want? Why isn't Tableau doing what it should? The four pill types drive the answers to the questions and are foundational to expertise with Tableau desktop. Get to know more with this video.
With all the chart options available, which do we choose? This video helps to clarify what chart types to use and when.
Sometimes, Tableau's defaults are bit restrictive and seemingly won't allow us to do just what we want. Expanding on the four main pill types further, create your own solutions to whatever you wish to build in Tableau.
Color is a powerful tool we have as Tableau report/dashboard developers. With this power, it is easy to get carried away and misuse, overload, and confuse the audience. This video looks at these concepts.
Often times, dashboards can be overwhelming for consumers. With all the different chart types and data, tendencies quickly drift toward overloading the audience. The video shows several ways to format and scale down, putting the data first.
This video aims to present context and a deeper understanding of data through Tableau's Analytics pane and three main tools: trend lines, references lines, and forecasting.
Clustering allows dynamic grouping of data based on k-means statistical clusters. It offers a statistical solution to several scenarios.
Being able to assign geographic regions is valuable in several cases; Tableau's new Custom Territories feature looks to address just that.
Quick Calculations address common business scenarios with data like looking for running total, year over year, month over month, and YTDs. This video demonstrates some of them and how they can be used in just a few clicks.
Much like quick calcs, table calcs extend capabilities and functionalities of the data. This video will help you understand table calcs and how many deeper questions and problems can be solved.
Level-of-detail calculations allow us to calculate data that isn't even used on the screen. This video will let you learn these calculations.
Presenting data in terms of context provides a far more effective visualization. In this video, with level-of-detail calcs we can present the concept of "proportional brushing" as well providing a more detailed example of market basket analysis.
Many times, Tableau developers create vizs that are meant to be explored and interacted with outside of the more obvious filters/parameters. This video demonstrates an action that lets people stumble across interactivity, by highlighting the points.
One viz may not be enough to present information in the context that we would like. With this video, learn how to use actions to interact between individual vizs on a dashboard.
With all the power and insight at our fingertips, how do we organize it? This video looks at examples for leveraging complete dashboards together, making the experience far more integrated.
How can I make interactivity obvious to my end user? This video offers usage tips and tricks for drop-down menus and other filtering using quick filters and parameters.
The aim of this video is to learn more about Parameters that allow us to link our data with a custom array of strings, integers, dates, and so on.
Wouldn't it be great to give our audience the ability to pick the measures and create the viz themselves? This video demonstrates not only how to swap out fields but also complete worksheets.
This video looks at organizing the content and leverage dashboard canvas space, even if it isn't visible.
Tableau lets us add views to dashboards wherever we can organize better? This video will help you learn a design technique that helps with navigation on button click.
When dashboards are built, the display on mobile devices can get messy. In this video, learn Tableau 10's new "DSD" or Device Specific Dashboards feature that can help.
With this video, get to know where to head next to get great content and continue to learn and grow with Tableau.
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