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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 motion chart

In this recipe, we will create an animated chart that shows how population has changed over the years for a few selected countries.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_03 - STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Motion Chart, and connect to the CO2 (Worldbank) data source.

How to do it…

The following are the steps to create a motion chart:

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

  2. From Measures, drag CO2 Emission to the Rows shelf.

  3. Right-click on the CO2 Emission axis, and change the title to CO2 Emission (metric tons per capita).

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

  5. From Dimensions, drag Country Name to Color in the Marks card.

  6. From Dimensions, drag Country Name to the Filter shelf.

  7. Under the General tab of the Filter window, while the Select from list radio button is selected, select None.

  8. Select the Custom value list radio button, still under the General tab, and add China, Trinidad and Tobago, and United...