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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 9

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Managing Data Is Critical for Great Results—Data Items and Data Management in Tableau

Chapter Highlights

  • Data items:
    • Names
    • Types
    • Roles
    • Properties
    • Geographic roles
    • Useful management functions long-term direction
    • Custom data hierarchies
  • View data to see the data behind your view
  • Bins to divide numeric data items
  • Group dimensions into categories
  • The power of sets to combine and filter your views

Data management no longer has to be intimidating and confusing—Tableau makes it easier for most people to manage their data with a wide array of simple yet powerful features. This chapter is quite important because effective data management is ...

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