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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Chapter 2. Summarizing Your Data for Dashboards

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Arithmetic – the queen of mathematics!
  • Dashboards and dates
  • Grouping your data with calculations
  • Correlation with calculations
  • Using cross-tabs flexibly
  • Simplifying your business rules with custom calculations

Introduction

It isn't enough just to make data look beautiful; we know that we can do it with Tableau. The data has to be accurate as well in terms of the business rules of an organization.

Calculations make things easier for the business user. The idea of "intelligent laziness" is often ascribed to Napoleon Bonaparte. The core idea is that people put effort where it is most needed rather than wasting time and resources. Calculations can help you ...

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