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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 an Infographic-like dashboard

Infographics is a shortened term for information graphics, which is a way to visualize data using a lot of graphics and is designed to make the make the visual more graphic and eye-catching. Tableau has the components to add more visual elements to a dashboard and making it look more like the typical infographic.

In this recipe, we will create an infographic-like dashboard that incorporates free form images and text.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_04 – STARTER.twbx. We will use the following worksheets:

  • Top Players

  • Player Points

  • Player Assists

  • Player Rebounds

  • Player Name

  • Player Stats

  • Player last played for

  • Player last played for logo

How to do it...

The following are the steps to create the dashboard in this recipe:

  1. Create a new dashboard.

  2. Check the Show dashboard title checkbox. This will show the dashboard title text box in the dashboard.

  3. Change the dashboard title to Top NBA Players by Points (as of 2009).

  4. Ensure that Tiled is selected under the...