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Tableau Tips

January 20, 2017 | Nate Jecminek

Tableau Desktop is incredibly easy to start working with, especially with the wealth of online training resources. However, this powerful tool becomes complicated quickly when the user demands more robust dashboard visualizations. Our Introduction to Tableau video series walks you through some foundational concepts to build your comfort with the software, as well as highlight the concepts used in our customized classroom training sessions. 

Changing Tableau Default Properties of a Measure

In this video, we will show you how to adjust the default properties of a measure to save time and keep consistency in all of the Tableau visualizations we produce. 

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Filtering Data in a Tableau Visualization

In this video, we will show you how to filter down the data in a Tableau visualization, giving the report user the ability to adjust the filters we produce.  

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Grouping Data in a Tableau Visualization

In this video, we will show you how to group data within a Tableau visualization, combining values within a dimension.   In addition, we will display multiple measures in the same view

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Creating a Highlight Table Tableau Visualization

In this video we create a highlight table visualization in Tableau to quickly see the high and low school attendance rates by region.

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Creating Sets in Tableau

In this video, we will show you the power of using Tableau Sets.  A Set is a custom field, available in the Data pane that defines a subset of data based on the conditions you specify.

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