How to plot specific addresses on a map in Tableau

In Tableau, when you load data with geographical locations, Tableau automatically generates Latitude and Longitude for these geographical fields. These Latitude(generated) and Longitude(generated) fields are used to create a Map. These generated Latitude and Longitudes are good for Country,State,County and Zipcodes, but what if, you have address/location for which Tableau cannot generate Latitudes and Longitudes. To […]

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Implementing Tableau Server

An efficiently performing Server is a key for success in any visualization application. This book acts as a step-by-step guide for implementing Tableau Server. It provides A-Z details, from Installation, Managing Content, Security to Branding and much more. It also gives you a good insight into command line utilities. The book provides plenty of exercises […]

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How to Create Custom Color palette in Tableau – Part 2

In Part 1, we learned that in Tableau we can create two types of Color Palettes Regular – Used for Dimensions and Discrete Fields Sequential – Used for Measures or Continuous Fields Creating Custom Sequential Color Palette: Step 1: We have created the Custom Regular palette in How to Create Custom Color palette in Tableau […]

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How to Create Custom Color Palette in Tableau – Part 1

Tableau provides awesome visualizations and color palettes. Tableau provides multiple color palettes, but in case you have to create your own custom color palette, use preferences.tps file. Why use Preferences.tps file ? Prefrences.tps file can be used to create consistent colors across the enterprise. It is also useful when developer has to use colors which […]

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Tableau 10 for Beginners – Book

Tableau 10 provides more power to the developer and business user in the world of Data Analytics. Tableau 10 for Beginners  covers Tableau 10 concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. It provides ample exercises. Sample workbooks are available on Tableau public for download. Dataset and workbooks can also be downloaded from LearnTableauPublic.com. Visit Book resource tab […]

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Tableau developer – First few days at work

Congratulations!!! your dream came true and you have been hired as a Tableau developer. Now you need to know things to be successful and to provide value to your client. a. Get a licensed copy of Tableau desktop Tableau desktop is used for developing sheets,dashboards and data story. Tableau offers two weeks of trail version, after […]

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What are Floor and Ceiling functions in Tableau ?

Floor and Ceiling functions belongs to number functions in Tableau. Ceiling: This function helps in rounding a decimal value to greater or equal value. Floor:  This Function in tableau helps to round an integer to is Lesser values or equal value.   Example: Sum of sales = 2,,297,200.8603 Floor(sum(Sales)) Floor of sales = 2,297,200.000 Ceiling Function […]

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