Chapter 1. Creating Your First Visualizations and Dashboard

Tableau is an amazing data visualization platform! With it, you will be able to achieve incredible data discovery, data analysis, and data storytelling. You will accomplish all of these tasks and goals visually. In fact, Tableau is unique among all other data visualization tools because it uses VizQL, a visual query language. This means you won't write a lot of tedious SQL or MDX or painstakingly work through wizards to select a chart type and then link components together with data.

Instead, you will be interacting with the data in a visual environment and Tableau will automatically translate your actions into the necessary queries behind the scenes. Much of your work will be drag and ...

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