I think we can all agree, Tableau looks great in a demo with the sample data stored in Excel. But the true test of a self-service analytics tool is working with real data that may reside in more than a single Excel workbook. Thankfully, Tableau has two different methods of combining data to give the user flexibility: data joining and data blending. I want to address a few potential misunderstandings and highlight a few caveats to keep in mind when using either method. READ MORE.
Data Shaping is Important.
Read on to learn why:
We all have tons of data, but do we use it to the fullest? We don’t need to convince anyone of the need to use data to make decisions. When you use your data, you see clearer. You see the road behind, you predict the road ahead, and you can make the right decisions navigating your path.
But, if you’re like most organizations, you have data collected, but making sense of it is overwhelming. We all have employees who have too much on their plate, and even knowing where to start with data shaping, let alone having the time to do it seems impossible. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 10 of 10
Welcome to the tenth post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
EXPORT TO PDF/JPG/CSV
In our last video, you learned about how to get the data you need delivered to your inbox, without having to visit Tableau Server. In this video, we’ll show you another way to get your data out of Tableau Server – by downloading it. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 9 of 10
Welcome to the ninth post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
DATA DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX
In this series, you’ve learned a lot about how to navigate Tableau Server to get the data that you need. But did you know that you can also let your data come to you? Subscribe to a view to get an image of your most up-to-date dashboard delivered directly to your inbox. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 8 of 10
Welcome to the eight post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
VIEW UNDERLYING DATA
Tableau helps you see and understand your data. But do you ever wonder how Tableau got a number on your visualization? You can see all the data that’s making up a particular mark by “Viewing the Underlying Data.” READ MORE.