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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Use cases of solving different business problems by blending the same data in different ways

In the previous section, we talked about some common issues when using data blending and some quick fix. When using data blending to analyze data and solve real business questions, you may be surprised that you can solve completely different business questions by blending the same data in different ways. Now let's look at some examples.

Performing Blend on single field versus multiple fields

A great thing about data blending is that by blending different fields of the same data sources, you can solve different business problems. Now let's look at an example of blending a single field vs blending multiple fields.

For example, you have one table that has the ...

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