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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Showing the power of data visualization

Dashboards rely on the power of visualization in order to let people see the message of the data, in order to make effective decisions. How can you show the power of a dashboard when compared to a crosstab table?

In this recipe, we will see how data visualization can have more impact than a straightforward crosstab. We will make a crosstab table in Tableau, and then turn it into a data visualization to see the impact in action. Understanding your data is an essential part of data visualization, regardless of the technology you are using. Tableau can help you to understand your data by automatically distinguishing between measures and dimensions. How do you know the difference? Look at the title of a report ...

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