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Data Modeling with Tableau

By : Kirk Munroe
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Data Modeling with Tableau

By: Kirk Munroe

Overview of this book

Tableau is unlike most other BI platforms that have a single data modeling tool and enterprise data model (for example, LookML from Google’s Looker). That doesn’t mean Tableau doesn’t have enterprise data governance; it is both robust and highly flexible. This book will help you effectively use Tableau governance models to build a data-driven organization. Data Modeling with Tableau is an extensive guide, complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts, practical examples, and hands-on exercises. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn the role that Tableau Prep Builder and Tableau Desktop each play in data modeling. You’ll also explore the components of Tableau Server and Tableau Cloud that make data modeling more robust, secure, and performant. Moreover, by extending data models for Ask and Explain Data, you’ll gain the knowledge required to extend analytics to more people in their organizations, leading to better data-driven decisions. Finally, this book will guide you through the entire Tableau stack and the techniques required to build the right level of governance into Tableau data models for the correct use cases. By the end of this Tableau book, you’ll have a firm understanding of how to leverage data modeling in Tableau to benefit your organization.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Data Modeling on the Tableau Platform
Part 2: Tableau Prep Builder for Data Modeling
Part 3: Tableau Desktop for Data Modeling
Part 4: Data Modeling with Tableau Server and Online

Part 1: Data Modeling on the Tableau Platform

The Tableau platform has several components that play a role in data modeling. This section covers the way Tableau models and queries data natively. The section sets the stage for all the hands-on learning that continues throughout the book.

This part comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introducing Data Modeling in Tableau
  • Chapter 2, Licensing Considerations and Types of Data Models