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Jumpstart Tableau: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Data Visualization by Arshad Khan

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© Arshad Khan 2016

Arshad Khan, Jumpstart Tableau, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1934-8_2

2. Connecting to Two Data Sources

Arshad Khan

(1)Fremont, California, USA

Objective: This exercise demonstrates how to connect to two data sources

Figure 2-1 shows the Tableau Welcome screen after it is launched. The left-hand pane, under Connect, lists the various data sources to which Tableau can connect. These are split into three groups of data sources:

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Figure 2-1. Tableau Welcome screen
  • To a file

  • To a server

  • Saved data sources

For this exercise as well as subsequent exercises, we will only use the first option, To a file, because the Excel data source we will use is available ...

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