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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
About the Author
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Creating a donut chart

A donut chart, like a pie chart, shows part-to-whole relationships. And like a traditional donut (the sweet, edible kind), it has a hole in the middle.

In this recipe, we will create a donut chart that shows the breakdown of Hollywood's top movies from 2007-2011 by genre.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_02 – STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Donut, and connect to the HollywoodMostProfitableStories data source.

How to do it...

The following are the steps to create a donut chart:

  1. Change the mark type to Pie in the Marks card.

  2. From Measures, drag Worldwide Gross Amount to Angle in the Marks card.

  3. From Dimensions, drag Genre to Color in the Marks card.

  4. To make the pie easier to view, set the chart to show as Entire View from the toolbar.

  5. Right-click on the Genre pill in the Color in the Marks card and select Sort….

  6. Sort the slices by the Sum of the Worldwide Gross Amount in Ascending order.

  7. From Dimensions, drag Genre to Label in the Marks card.

  8. From Measures...