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Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8: The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst by Eileen McDaniel, PhD, Stephen McDaniel

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CHAPTER 4

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Core View Types in Tableau

Chapter Highlights

  • Understand the core view categories:
  • Tables—when the details are the point
  • Bar charts—the most flexible and easy-to-understand views
  • Line charts—display what happened over time
  • Percentage of total—contribution of categories to the overall amount

Views are the foundation of Tableau, so mastering them is the key to optimizing your analysis. This chapter is an introduction to the core view types.

Use the Show Me dialog to display the array of 23 specific view types. Tableau automatically highlights the view that it “guesses” will be the most useful for the data items you selected and lets you ...

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