Understanding the Tableau Calculated Field and its Main Functions

Using calculations in Tableau is where you truly start to take your analysis to the next level. Therefore, it is imperative to understand how to use the Tableau Calculated field, or at least familiarize with the main logical functions that can be extremely useful to you. Like any analytical software, whether that’s Excel, SAS, R, or Tableau, calculations on the Tableau calculated field are the key to going from beginner to

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Learn How to Save a Tableau Workbook on Your Computer

One of the key skills you need to know in Tableau is how to save a Tableau Workbook. When Tableau is installed on your computer, it creates a folder with everything associated with the software. This includes the fonts, the shapes, and the color palettes, as well as data sources and workbooks. By default, all workbooks will be saved to the Workbooks folder in your Tableau Repository.  Steps on How to

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How to Quickly Turn Data into Visuals with Tableau Show Me

Tableau Show Me is one of Tableau’s original awesome factors. Today, we will learn why it was created and how to use Tableau Show me to instantly turn data into beautiful visuals. Purpose of Show Me Tab in Tableau Tableau Show Me was created to help business people quickly turn data into visuals. It was designed to bridge the gap between the quantitative domain and graphic design. Ultimately, Tableau Show Me is

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Understand the Tableau Interface and Build Simple Vizzes Now

To get started with your journey to becoming proficient in Tableau, you need to have a good understanding of the Tableau interface. In this blog, we will discuss the different Tableau menus you’ll see and describe how you can efficiently use them in building simple visuals. Describing the Main Tableau Interface  Along the left-hand side of the Tableau Interface, you have the data pane. This is where the data from the table or tables you

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Tableau Size Basic Formatting

Size and color details can be formatted in the marks card in Tableau. Learning how to format sizes in the marks card in Tableau is one of the basic skills you must learn. The Tableau’s Size property allows you to encode data by assigning different sizes to the marks in a data view. Depending on whether you use a discrete or continuous field, you will add either categorical or quantitative size

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Get Results Using Tableau Discrete vs Continuous Variables

Before reading through our Tableau Discrete vs Continuous guide, be sure to read our blog about Dimensions and Measures first. Once done, head back here and learn about the difference between Tableau discrete and continuous variables. You’ll also learn how Tableau discrete and continuous affect the view. What is the Difference between Discrete and Continuous in Tableau? The use of Tableau’s Discrete fields always results in headers being drawn whenever they

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Tableau Color Formatting Tips for Better Viz Presentation

The use of Tableau color is extremely important in the presentation of your viz, just like Tableau size. Tableau color can be used in two different ways on the Marks card.  If you drag a Dimension to the Tableau Color shelf, Tableau will give you a color for each one of the dimensions in the field.  If you drag a Measure to the Color shelf, it will give you a

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Tableau Aggregation and Different Ways it Provides Insights

Curious about Tableau Aggregation? Tableau allows us to automatically aggregate data.  Any time a Measure is brought out into the view, Tableau aggregates it.  Tableau defaults to summing all values for that metric. But, there are other ways we can use to get different insights using Tableau aggregation.  How to Aggregate Data in Tableau To try different Tableau Aggregations, let’s open another tab and name it “Aggregations.” To see the number of items purchased per customer, drag

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Tableau Dimension vs Measure: How They Affect Visualizations

In order to understand how Tableau creates graphics and how you can change that to get the look and feel you want, it’s necessary to understand the difference between Tableau Dimension vs Measure, and Discrete vs. Continuous.  Dimension vs Measure in Tableau Tableau can handle a lot of different data types, from text values to dates and date/times, to numbers, percentages, geographical values like latitude and longitude, and true/false Boolean

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