Tableau 8: The Official Guide

Book Description

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

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 objectives and drive better decision making. Discover how to work from the Tableau , 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 and data window
  • Connect to spreadsheets, , 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
  • 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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Tableau 8
Chapter 2: Basic Visualization Design
Chapter 3: Data Connection Details
Chapter 4: Top 10 Chart Types
Chapter 5: Interacting with the Viewer
Chapter 6: Tableau Maps
Chapter 7: Calculated Fields, Table Calculations, and Statistics
Chapter 8: Creating Dashboards
Chapter 9: Distributing and Sharing Your Visualizations

Appendix: Function Reference

Book Details

  • Title: Tableau 8: The Official Guide
  • Author:
  • Length: 230 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-08-20
  • ISBN-10: 007181678X
  • ISBN-13: 9780071816786
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