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Learning Tableau

By : Joshua N. Milligan
Book Image

Learning Tableau

By: Joshua N. Milligan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Tableau
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Adding Value to Analysis – Trends, Distributions, and Forecasting

Chapter 2. Working with Data in Tableau

Tableau offers the ability to connect to virtually any data. It does so using a unique paradigm that allows it to leverage the power and efficiency of the existing database engines with an option to extract data locally. This chapter focuses on the foundational concepts of how Tableau works with data, including the following:

  • The Tableau paradigm

  • Connecting to data

  • Working with extracts

  • Metadata and sharing connections

  • Joins and blends

  • Filtering data