Tableau 8: The Official Guide / Edition 1

Tableau 8: The Official Guide / Edition 1

by George Peck
     
 

Present a unified view of complex BI using the entire Tableau 8 toolkit

Create and distribute dynamic, feature-rich data visualizations and highly interactive BI dashboards—quickly and easily! Tableau 8: The Official Guide provides the hands-on instruction and best practices you need to meet your business intelligence objectives and drive

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Overview

Present a unified view of complex BI using the entire Tableau 8 toolkit

Create and distribute dynamic, feature-rich data visualizations and highly interactive BI dashboards—quickly and easily! Tableau 8: The Official Guide provides the hands-on instruction and best practices you need to meet your business intelligence objectives and drive better decision making. Discover how to work from the Tableau GUI, load BI from disparate sources, drag and drop to analyze data, set up custom visualizations, and build robust dashboards. This practical guide shows you, step by step, how to design and publish meaningful business communications to end users across your enterprise.

  • Navigate the Tableau user interface and data window
  • Connect to spreadsheets, databases, and other sources
  • Select data fields and drag them to desired screen locations
  • Work with pre-defined visualizations and sample workbooks
  • Display background maps and perform geographic analysis
  • Add calculated fields, graphs, charts, tables, and statistics
  • Combine multiple data sources into real-time dashboards
  • Export your visualizations to the Web or in various file formats

Electronic content includes:

  • Videos that demonstrate the techniques presented in the book
  • Sample Tableau workbooks

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071816786
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Official Guide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
154,046
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch 1. Intro to Tableau 8

Ch 2. Basic Visualization Designs

Ch 3. Data Connections Details

Ch 4. Top 10 Chart Types

Ch 5. Interacting with the Viewer

Ch 6. Tableau Maps

Ch 7. Calculate Fields, Table Calculations and Statistics

Ch 8. Creating Dashboards

Ch 9. Distributing and Sharing Your Dashboards

App. A. A Calculation Function and Operator Reference

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