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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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Pivoting columns

In this recipe, we will prepare the data set that we used in the Creating a population pyramid recipe of Chapter 2, Advanced Charts. The original file, which is a comma separated value (CSV) file, looks like the following:

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, download the file from BCStats using the following URL:

When you download, make the following selections and click on Generate Output:

  • Select British Columbia for Region

  • Select all the years

  • Select totals

  • Select 5-Year Age Groups

Beside the result pane, click on the CSV icon at the top-right corner of the result pane to download the .csv file. Save the file as Population_Projections.csv.

How to do it...

Here are the steps to prepare the .csv file:

  1. Click on New Data Source icon and connect to the text file in this recipe:

  2. Select all the age groups that are presented as individual columns.

  3. While all the age group columns are selected, right-click...