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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Chapter 2. Data Blending

In the previous chapter, we talked about how to extract data from different data sources using Tableau data extract and keep them up to date. After connecting to different data sources, we want to combine them together in Tableau for data analytics. In this chapter, we will talk about how to combine different data sources together using data blending.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Primary versus secondary data source in data blending
  • Data blending versus join
  • Potential issues of using data blending and quick fix
  • Use cases of solving different business problems by blending the same data in different ways
  • Domain padding
  • Use Alteryx to blend a large volume of data efficiently

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