Connecting Data in Tableau

Learn to connect Tableau to different data sources and prepare the data for a smooth analysis.
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Course Description

Great analysis begins with great data. But how do you connect Tableau to your databases and other file types, so that you can build a view and analyze your data? In this course, you'll learn how to use connectors in Tableau to create a live connection to CSV and Excel files. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll also learn how to combine multiple data tables with joins, unions, and relationships. Finally, you'll learn to manage different data properties, like renaming data fields, assigning aliases, changing data types, and changing default properties for a data field.

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    Combining and Saving Data

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    In this chapter, you'll learn how to combine data from different sources using joins, unions, and relationships. You'll also discover the difference between extracts and live connections. Finally, you'll learn how to save your work in Tableau.
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    Managing and Connecting Data

    Learn to manage data properties by renaming columns, assigning aliases and geographic roles, changing data types, and leveraging default properties. On top of that, you'll discover the different data connectors and filter types.
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Celia Fryar
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Sara Billen

Curriculum Manager at DataCamp
Sara is a graduate of a master's degree in Business Engineering and Marketing Analysis. Prior to working at DataCamp she worked as a Data Science consultant for a Belgian IT company. Sara is passionate about education, data science, and business and loves that she is able to combine all of these disciplines in her job as curriculum manager at DataCamp.
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Lis Sulmont

Head of Curriculum Expansion at DataCamp
Lis holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from McGill University with a focus on computer science education research and applied machine learning. She's passionate about teaching all things related to data and improving the accessibility of these topics.
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