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Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition by Joshua N. Milligan

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Chapter 1.  Creating Your First Visualizations and Dashboard

Tableau is an amazing platform for seeing, understanding, and making key decisions based on your data. With it, you can achieve incredible data discovery, analysis, and storytelling. You'll accomplish these tasks and goals visually using an interface that is designed for a natural and seamless flow of thought and work. Tableau accomplishes this using VizQL, a visual query language. You won't have to learn VizQL. It's all done behind the scenes and you won't be forced to write tedious SQL scripts, MDX code, or painstakingly work through numerous wizards to select a chart type and then link everything to data.

Instead, you will be interacting with your data in a visual environment where ...

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