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

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Chapter 7. The Right MIX – Blending Multiple Data Sources

In this chapter, we will focus on various aspects of connecting to data and we will cover the following recipes:

  • Understanding Multiple Table Join within a single database
  • Understanding Multiple Table Join across databases
  • Understanding Data Blending
  • Understanding and using Unions
  • Using Custom SQL Query to fetch data
  • Working with Tableau Extracts

Introduction

So far, in all the previous chapters, we've created various visualizations. For each of these visualizations or sheets, we connected to a single data source at a time using the Live connect option in Tableau. However, there are going to be circumstances when data from a single database table or even for that matter a single database may not ...

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