How to display charts based on a selection in Tableau

Sometimes your requirement demands that you display charts based on user selection. it is very easy to accomplish this task in Tableau. Steps to display charts based on selection in Tableau Connect to data source Create charts Create a parameter Create a filter which uses this parameter on each chart Display charts on the dashboard […]

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Tableau – Applying filters

Filters can be applied in Tableau to dimensions and measures. Filters are a good way to answer questions on different data scenerios. Steps: Create visualization according to your requirements Understand the business rule for your filter Drop field which you want to use for filter on the “filter shelf” Tableau will prompt “How do you […]

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Tableau – Use multiple tables, joins and data manipulation

Today i want to share with you How to create a data connection by using multiple tables in Tabeau. How to use and modify joins How to do some of the basic data manipulation For this example, i have downloaded Adventure Works database from www.CodePlex.com I have converted the data into excel sheets and placed […]

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Tableau – Data connection

Tableau can connect to variety of data sources. It can connect to excel files,relational data bases and many more. When you launch Tableau desktop on your machine, connect screen opens up. Here you can connect to your desired data source. If you have trial version of Tableau desktop then you can just connect to file based data sources. With […]

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Business Intelligence Basics – Dimension and Fact

What is a dimension/dimension table In Data warehousing, dimension table contains the textual or descriptive attribute of the data. For example customer dimension will contain details about customer’s name,address,phone number etc. Dimensions are used to slice and dice the data i.e. filter and group the data.Dimension table also help you by looking at data with […]

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