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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Working with input controls

Removing some of the data can actually reveal more of the message of the data by narrowing the focus. Using filter controls in worksheets and dashboards is a way to pinpoint the data that you would like to show. Filters are very easy to set up, and their "clickiness" can help maintain "stickiness" in interacting with the dashboard itself.

In this recipe, we will create dashboards that provide a summary while adding filters to include an interactive aspect to the dashboard, thereby engaging users further in the data. We will filter by measure and then show how this filter can be used in a dashboard.

Getting ready

For the exercises in this chapter, we will continue to use the Chapter Three workbook. In this recipe, we will ...

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