# Free Training Video Archive

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### Getting Started with Dashboards and Stories

This video covers some basic concepts about dashboards and stories in Tableau

### Managing Extracts

Learn how to manage and customize your data sources in Tableau with extracts.

### Learn how to manage and customize your data sources in Tableau with extracts.

Learn how to use various features of the Data Connection window to tidy up messy Excel files.

### Join Types with Union

Confused by Joins? Here’s a primer on Left, Right, Inner, and Full Outer Joins

### Cross-database Joins

Join data from different data sources into a single, integrated source that can be saved and published.

### Data Blending

Learn the basics on Data Blending and how to use data from two different sources simultaneously in Tableau

### Getting Started with Calculations

Get an overview of calculations in Tableau with this quick introductory video

### Calculation Syntax

Dissect a simple calculation to see what the various aspects of calculation syntax are in Tableau

### Connecting to PDFs

Bring data from PDF tables directly into Tableau to explore and analyze.

### Introduction to LOD Expressions

This video provides an introduction to LOD Expressions – what they are, an example, and a breakdown of the syntax.

### Intro to Table Calculations

This video introduces creating and using Table Calculations, with an emphasis on Quick Table Calculations.

### Modifying Table Calculations

Learn how to modify table calculations to gain greater control over exactly how the calculation is performed.

### Aggregate Calculations

This video covers several aspects of aggregations used in calculations, including explanations of AGG and ATTR

### Date Calculations

This training covers dates from the simplest use of manipulating dates in the view to more advanced calculations.

### Logic Calculations

This training gives several examples of how and why we can use logical statements in calculations in Tableau.

### String Calculations

This training introduces some of the uses of string functions within Tableau calculations.

### Type Calculations

This training shows how to change data types in a calculation and some examples of when that might be necessary

### Building a Dashboard

This video covers the basics on how to use views and other elements to create an interactive dashboard

### Dashboard Formatting

Learn how to customize and format various aspects of a dashboard

### Device Designer

Customize versions of a dashboard for optimized viewing on a tablet or phone with device designs.

### Dashboard Interactivity Using Actions

Learn how to enhance the interactivity of your dashboards using highlight, filter, and URL actions

### Story Points

Share the story behind your data with Story Points

### Getting Started with Visual Analytics

This Getting Started video introduces Visual Analytics by explaining how to control the marks in a view using the Marks Card and Show Me.

### Drill Down and Hierarchies

Learn how to use Tableau’s drill down capabilities and how to build your own hierarchies.

### Sorting

This video covers the various ways to sort, including one click options and advanced sorting.

### Grouping

Learn what you can do to enhance your analysis with groups and visual grouping

See an example of how to use calculations and parameters to dynamically group data.

### Ways to Filter

This video is a brief overview of the main filtering options in Tableau.

### Using the Filter Shelf

Learn the ins and outs of using the filter shelf with different types of data.

### Interactive Filters

Learn how to use quick filters to add interactivity to your views

### Where Tableau Filters

Understand the differences between Summary and Record level filtering and learn how to use a Data Source Filter.

### Parameters

Learn how to use parameters in a variety of ways to enhance interactivity

### Getting Started with Mapping

This video provides an overview of the variety of spatial data in Tableau.

### Maps in Tableau

Learn how to use geographic roles and plot location data in Tableau desktop

### Editing Unrecognized Locations

If you have a map with an indicator that says “unknown” , this video explains what’s going on and how to fix it.

### Expanding Tableau's Mapping Capabilities

Do you ever work with geographic analysis that extends beyond Tableau’s built-in geographic capabilities? This video covers the options

### Custom Geocoding

Learn how to create and import the Custom Geocoding CSV files and what to consider when using custom geocoding

### Polygon Maps

Learn how to work with polygon maps in Tableau using built in filled maps or creating your own polygons

### Mapbox Integration

Learn how to use a Mapbox map in Tableau to customize your geographic analysis.

### WMS: Web Mapping Services

This video will show how to connect to a WMS server via URL, how to import and export Tableau Map Source files, and how to add map layers to the existing WMS background map

### Background Images

Learn how to bring a background image into Tableau and to plot data on that image

### Dashboard Objects

Learn how to add pieces to an interactive dashboard, including vizzes, images, and web pages.

### Dashboard Extensions

Learn how to use Dashboard Extensions to add custom capabilities to a Tableau dashboard.

### Finding the Second Purchase Date with LODs

Learn how to use LOD expressions to calculate the date an event happens for the second time.

### Step and Jump Lines

Learn why and how to use Step or Jump lines.

### Spatial Files

Learn how to use spatial files for robust mapping in Tableau.

### Spatial Joins

Learn how to join data in spatial files based on location for spatial aggregation analysis.

### Dynamic Parameters

Learn how to use dynamic parameters to automatically refresh the list of parameter values and set a default value.

### Relationships

Learn how relationships can help you easily analyze data from multiple tables at different levels of detail.

Learn how to manage and customize your data sources in Tableau with metadata management.

### Saving and Publishing Data Sources

Have you managed your metadata and polished your data source? Learn how to save or publish it for others to use.

### Connect to Data from the Web

As a Creator, you can connect to new data sources directly from the browser. Learn how with this training video.

### Data Prep with Text and Excel Files

Learn how to use various features of the Data Connection window to tidy up messy Excel files.

This video covers common issues with data blending, including creating calculations across data sources and dealing with asterisks.

### Connecting to Cubes

This video provides an overview on connecting to and using Cubes in Tableau Desktop, including differences from relational data sources.

### Understanding Pill Types

Ever wonder why a field in your view isn't behaving as you expected? It may be the pill type - watch this video to learn more about dimensions, measures, and continuous and discrete pills.

### Measure Names and Measure Values

Learn how to use those “Measure Names” and “Measure Values” fields you’ve always ignored in the Data Pane.

### Aggregation, Granularity, and Ratio Calculations

Ever need to compute something like clicks/impressions or profit/sales in Tableau? This video shows you how to make sure your calculation is always correct by introducing the concepts of aggregation and granularity of the view.

### When to Blend and When to Join

Be able to correctly identify when to blend and when to join based on your data and desired analysis.

### Understanding Schedules

Learn how to use and create schedules for extract refreshes and subscriptions

### Interacting with Content on Tableau Online

Learn how to interact with published content on Tableau Online

### Interacting with Content on Tableau Server

Learn how to interact with published content on Tableau Server

Learn how to stay on top of your data with alerts from Tableau Server.

### Interacting with Content on Tableau Server (and Tableau Online)

Learn how to interact with published content on Tableau Server or Tableau Online

### Interacting with Content in the Tableau Mobile App

Learn how to interact with your content on your mobile device, secure and up-to-date

### Interacting with Content on Tableau Online

Learn how to interact with published content on Tableau Online

### Interacting with Content on Tableau Server

Learn how to interact with published content on Tableau Server

### The Tableau Interface

Not sure what you’re looking at when you open Tableau? This video is a walkthrough of the anatomy of the Tableau workspace.

### Number Calculations

This training goes over two quick calculations that leverage number functions.

### Using a Parameter to Change Fields

Learn how to use a parameter to change which field is displayed in a viz.

### Dashboard Objects

Learn how to add pieces to an interactive dashboard, including vizzes, images, and web pages.

### Formatting

Learn about options for formatting the view and how to control the layout of your analysis.

### The Formatting Pane

Learn about options for formatting the worksheet and how to copy and paste your formatting.

### Basic Tooltips

Learn how to take your analysis one step further by customizing and building useful tooltips.