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Pro Tableau: A Step-by-Step Guide by Subhashini Chellappan, Seema Acharya

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© Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan 2017

Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan, Pro Tableau, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2352-9_3

3. Simplifying and Sorting Your Data

Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan2

(1)Pune, Maharashtra, India

(2)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Chapter 2 introduced us to Tableau Desktop architecture, Tableau environment, connecting to different data sources, joins, custom SQL, data blending and data extracts. This chapter will help us to understand how to simplify, sort and slice data using:

  • Filtering

  • Sorting

  • Discrete and continuous date

  • Groups

  • Hierarchies

  • Sets

  • Difference between groups and sets

  • Creating parameters

3.1 Filtering

Let us explore how to use filtering to simplify our data.

3.1.1 Why filtering?

Filtering allows one to display ...

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