Data Sources and Connections

Visual Analysis

  • Area Charts - Compare how dimensions contribute to a cumulative total.
  • Boxplots - Use a box plot to gain insight into how data is distributed.
  • Bullet Graphs - Compare actual versus budget or actual versus goal using bullet graphs.
  • Combination Charts - Customize mark types for each measure in the view to create unique analyses such as lines over bars.
  • Create and Combine Sets - Create new sets, add and remove data using the tooltip, and combine and compare multiple sets.
  • Custom Start of Week - Change which day of the week is used as the start of the week.
  • Filled Maps - Shade map areas based on a data value.
  • Filter Actions - Select items in a view to dynamically filter other views in a dashboard.
  • Filter Selected Sheets - Apply filters globally across a workbook or to just select sheets.
  • Forecasting - Estimate future values by projecting data values into the future based on historical data.
  • Groups - Categorize and group dimension members.
  • Handling Null Values - Easily filter or correct null values and unknown geographic locations.
  • Highlight Actions - Build dashboards with rich visual interaction between the views on the page.
  • Legend Highlighting - Learn how to quickly focus on individual data series.
  • Mapping - Use Tableau to automatically geocode and overlay your data on dynamic maps.
  • Quick Filter Modes - Use a variety of new Quick Filter options to display the values as drop-down lists, sliders, and wildcard searches.
  • Rank and Percentile - Organize and structure your numerical data using rank and percentile.
  • Reference Bands - Mark ranges of values on the axis using reference bands.
  • Reference Lines - Mark specific values on the axis using reference lines.
  • Relative Date Filters - Filter dates using dynamic periods such as today, this month, year to date, or last 6 weeks.
  • Secondary Axes - Create charts with a second axis to compare measures of different scales in the same view.
  • Show Missing Values - Show missing values in a date range or numeric bins.
  • Stories - Tell a story with your data using Story Points.
  • Trend Lines - Learn how to add Trend Lines to your views.
  • Visually Grouping Data - Visually group dimension members into new categories and even group across mutliple dimensions.
  • Zooming and Panning in Maps - Showcase your data using Tableau maps.


  • Cube Calculations - Create calculated fields from a multidimensional data source.
  • Hide Columns - Include values in calculations and totals without showing them in the view.
  • Creating Parameters - Create dynamic variables to use in calculated fields.
  • Using Parameters - Use parameters in TopN filters and reference lines.
  • Table Calculations - Add calculations that apply to the entire table.
  • Totals - Learn how to compute grand totals and subtotals.


  • Annotations - Call attention to specific parts of the view using annotations.
  • Formatting - Learn how to use the Format fonts, alignment, shading, borders, and lines.
  • Layout Containers - Organize groups of sheets and objects on a dashboard.
  • Mark Labels - Add context with static or dynamic mark labels.
  • Marks Card Changes - Finely control mark properties including showing multiple fields on labels.
  • Rich Text Formatting - Add rich text formatting to annotations, titles, captions, tooltips, and more.
  • Shared Encoding - Share color and shape encoding across multiple sheets in a workbook.
  • Tiled and Floating Dashboards - Arrange dashboard objects as tiled (in a grid) or floating (layered).

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