Jumpstart Tableau: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Data Visualization (2016)

By Arshad Khan

This book simplifies the use of Tableau software functionality for novice users so that they can create powerful data visualizations easily and quickly. Since it is often very difficult and expensive to provide external training on BI tools, this book aims to equip the reader with the resource they need to do it themselves.

Jumpstart" Tableau "covers the basic reporting and analysis functions that most BI users perform in their day-to-day work. These include connecting to a data source, working with dimensions and measures, developing reports and charts, saving workbooks, filtering, swapping, sorting, formatting, grouping, creating hierarchies, forecasting, exporting, distributing, as well developing various chart types.

Each exercise in Jumpstart" Tableau "provides screenshots that cover every step from start to finish. The exercises are based on a comprehensive sample Excel-based data source that Tableau Software (version 9) has provided, which makes it very easy to duplicate the exercises on the real software.

In addition, the book: Enables readers to develop reports, queries and visualizationsPerform data analysisExecute each function in a step-by-step mannerProvides the basic hands-on ability which can enable users to work up to more advanced and complex Tableau functionalityShows how to integrate individual development of content, such as tables/charts and visualizations., onto a dashboard for an effective presentationWhat You'll Learn

How to connect to data sourcesHow to develop reportsHow to develop visualizationsHow to perform analysis functions (e.g., filtering, drilldown, sorting, grouping, forecasting, etc.)How to save visualizations in different formats and distribute themHow to develop dashboards and their content

Who this book is for
Novice Tableau users, BI end users, as well as developers and business analysts. Also, students in university courses on dashboards and data visualization as well as BI and data analysis can quickly get up to speed with Tableau tools and use them for implementing the hands-on projects associated with these courses.





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Publisher Apress
Publish date 06/03/2016
Pages 386
ISBN-13 9781484219331
ISBN-10 1484219333
Language English