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Mastering Tableau by David Baldwin

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Sheet selection

Sheet selection, often referred to as sheet swapping, allows the Tableau author to hide and display visualizations as well as move worksheets on and off the dashboard. These techniques have been used in creative ways with some very impressive results. For example, Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan has built various games including Tic-Tak-Toe and Blackjack, using sheet selection. For our purposes, we will stick to using sheet selection to assist with creating dashboards that adhere to the design principles discussed previously.

Exercise - sheet swapping pie charts and treemaps

In the preceding discussion on pie charts and treemaps, we noted that a treemap is usually a better visualization but people are often more comfortable with ...

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