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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Chapter 4. Slice and Dice – Grouping, Sorting, and Filtering Data

In this chapter, we will focus on slicing and dicing our data, covering the following recipes:

  • Sorting the data
  • Creating a custom hierarchy
  • Grouping the data
  • Creating bins to bucket our data
  • Creating and using filters
  • Creating and using sets
  • Creating and using context filters

Introduction

Now that we have seen how to create various chart types in Tableau, it is time for us to focus on how to add more value to our analysis by using the various methods of slicing and dicing the data, filtering our data to only look at the relevant data points, categorizing our data into groups to make better sense, and so on.

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