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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 11

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Advanced Data Management in Tableau—Managing Data Connections

Chapter Highlights

  • Queries—from simple to multitable data queries
  • Data blending—use multiple data sources in one view
  • Extracts—accelerate your analysis and work away from the office

In this chapter, you will start by creating a new connection to your data, either to a single table or to multiple tables if your data items have been stored separately (all with no SQL required!). Then you will learn about data blending, a feature that allows you to display data from multiple data sources in the same view. Data blending is crucial if your data are stored in more than one type ...

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