Book Image

Learning Tableau 2020 - Fourth Edition

By : Joshua N. Milligan
Book Image

Learning Tableau 2020 - Fourth Edition

By: Joshua N. Milligan

Overview of this book

Learning Tableau strengthens your command on Tableau fundamentals and builds on advanced topics. The book starts by taking you through foundational principles of Tableau. We then demonstrate various types of connections and how to work with metadata. We teach you to use a wide variety of visualizations to analyze and communicate the data, and introduce you to calculations and parameters. We then take an in-depth look at level of detail (LOD) expressions and use them to solve complex data challenges. Up next, we show table calculations, how to extend and alter default visualizations, build an interactive dashboard, and master the art of telling stories with data. This Tableau book will introduce you to visual statistical analytics capabilities, create different types of visualizations and dynamic dashboards for rich user experiences. We then move on to maps and geospatial visualization, and the new Data Model capabilities introduced in Tableau 2020.2. You will further use Tableau Prep’s ability to clean and structure data and share the stories contained in your data. By the end of this book, you will be proficient in implementing the powerful features of Tableau 2020 for decision-making.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Visual Analytics – Trends, Clustering, Distributions, and Forecasting
Other Books You May Enjoy

Show/Hide buttons

The Show/Hide buttons allow you to show and hide layout containers (and everything in them!). You'll find a couple of examples in the Chapter 11 Complete workbook. The Chapter 11 Starter workbook has the dashboards, but not the Show/Hide buttons or containers. The images used in the second example are also in the Chapter 11 directory.

To use the Show/Hide buttons, add a layout container to a dashboard as a floating object and then use the dropdown to select Add Show/Hide Button, as shown here in Figure 11.1:

Figure 11.1: A dashboard with a single Map view and a floating layout container

On this dashboard, we've added a vertical layout container floating over the map. When we select Add Show/Hide Button, Tableau adds a small button to the dashboard:

Figure 11.2: The Show/Hide button for the layout container

Each Show/Hide button can be applied to any single floating layout container on the dashboard.