Joins and blends
Joining tables and blending data sources are two different ways to link related data together in Tableau. Joins are performed to link tables of data together within a single data source. Blends are performed to link together multiple data sources.
Most databases have multiple tables of data that are related in some way. Imagine you have been asked to analyze data in a simple database at a hospital with four main tables, related like this:
The primary table is the Visit table that has a record for every visit of a patient to the hospital and includes details such as the start and end dates and the type of visit (for ...