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Getting Started with Tableau 2018.x by Tristan Guillevin

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Using Tableau for data exploration

Tableau can be used to answer business questions easily and visually. In the section, we'll explore our data to find insights. For this example, we use the Sample - Superstore dataset again. If you are starting here, please refer to the preceding Connect to data section. If you're continuing from the previous exercise, create a new Worksheet.

Let's start by building a scatterplot. It's a visualization that allows you to analyze two Measures at the same time:

  1. Double-click on Profit then on Quantity. You should see one mark that shows the sum of sales and quantity:

Are there unprofitable sub-categories?

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