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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 7

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Organize the Data in Your Views—Sorting, Filtering, Aggregations, Percentages, Spotlighting, Totals/Subtotals, and Motion Charts

Chapter Highlights

  • Sort views for quick comparison
  • Filter views to find the right information
  • Aggregate measures—sums, averages, and more
  • Use percentages to find the right ratios
  • Spotlight your view to emphasize important values
  • Add totals and subtotals
  • Create a motion chart after connecting to a new data source

This chapter covers many of the features in Tableau that control how the data appear in your view once you have added the desired items to the shelves. This includes arranging your view, hiding irrelevant ...

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