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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: 9/13/2013
  • Series: Official Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 196,701
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

George Peck is a Certified Tableau trainer. His company, The Ablaze Group, is a Tableau Reseller and Training Partner. George is the bestselling author of several BI books, including multiple editions of Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference.

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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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