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Step 3: Stay informed
Favoriting content makes it easy for you keep an eye on the data you need. To favorite a view, click the star to add the content to your favorites list. You can then quickly access your favorites from the top navigation whenever you need them. Mark your favorites
Using the Subscribe button in the toolbar, you can subscribe to dashboards and get updates delivered directly to your inbox on a set schedule. You can also subscribe other site users if you have the permissions to do so. Subscribe to your favorites
Data driven alerts
Data driven alerts help you keep on top of your most important data. Get an email when a mark crosses a visual threshold. First, select the axis you want to alert on. Then click the Alert button in the toolbar. Finally, choose the trigger condition and when to send it. Set up an alert
The Tableau mobile app is a convenient way to keep your data at your fingertips. Go from question to insight in just a few taps. Ask your own questions, seek out the answers you care about. Select, filter, and drill down with a tap of your finger. Interact with your data using controls that are automatically optimized for touch. Download for iOS and Android.
Use natural language to get answers from your data
Ask Data is a powerful way to interact with your data. Simply type a question and get an answer in the form of automatic data visualizations. Use Ask Data to get started quickly and iterate on your analysis without drag-and-drop or understanding the underlying data’s structure.Build Views with Ask Data
Know your audience
When you’re building a visualization it’s important to understand what questions your audience already has. What answers do you find for them? What other questions does it inspire? What conversations will result? Your viewers should take something away from the time they spend with your visualization.
Choose the right chart type
Understanding what you’re trying to convey in your visualization is a critical first step. Knowing which visualization can best convey that purpose is equally important. Whether you’re trying to see trends over time, or comparing and ranking a group of items by a set of criteria, the chart type you choose will help your audience better comprehend the information in your visualization.
Emphasize the most important data
Many chart types let you put multiple measures and dimensions in one view. In scatter plots, for example, you can put measures on the X-or Y-axis, as well as on the marks for color, size, or shape. A rule of thumb is to put the most important data on the X- or Y- axis and less important data on color, size, or shape.
Orient your views for legibility
Sometimes a simple change in how to your labels are oriented can greatly increase how quickly viewers understand what’s being conveyed. If you find yourself with a view that has long labels that only fit vertically, try rotating the view. You can quickly swap the fields on the Rows and Columns shelves to achieve this change.
If you want to be more targeted in what you share, try sharing a Custom View. Rather than sending a link to the original dashboard and describing how to find your specific insight, you can save the specific set of filters and highlights you’ve already created in Tableau. When you are ready to save your custom view, click the Original View button in the toolbar. Give your custom view a name and click Save. Now your team can easily access your custom view by selecting it from the list in the Original View menu. You can also copy and share the URL, just as you did above.