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Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By : Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub
Book Image

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By: Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub

Overview of this book

Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook
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Creating a small multiple chart

A small multiple is a series of smaller charts that share the same type and scale. This chart is typically used when you want to have multiple values (or categories) to be compared side by side.

In this recipe, we will create a small multiple area chart that shows the world population sliced by region and income group.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_02 – STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Small Multiple, and connect to the Data (Modified Gapminder Population) data source.

How to do it...

The following are the steps to create a small multiple chart:

  1. From Dimensions, drag Year to the Columns shelf.

  2. Right-click on the Year field in the Columns shelf, and select Continuous. You should notice that the pill color changes from blue to green.

  3. From Measures, drag Population to the Rows shelf.

  4. In the Marks card, click on the dropdown to change the mark from Automatic to Area.

  5. From Dimensions, drag Income Group to the Columns shelf.

  6. Right-click on the first...