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Connecting Data in Tableau

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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.

Combine Multiple Data Sources

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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    Combining data tables
    50 xp
    Joins and unions
    100 xp
    Unioning tables
    50 xp
    Combining time data
    100 xp
    Editing the union
    100 xp
    Joining tables
    50 xp
    Returned orders
    100 xp
    Sales representatives
    100 xp
    Relationships
    50 xp
    Functionality of relationships
    50 xp
    Establishing a relationship
    50 xp
    Relationship to manufacturers
    100 xp
    Worst products
    100 xp
    Extracts
    50 xp
    Creating extracts
    50 xp
    Tableau file types
    100 xp
    Extract or live connection
    100 xp
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Data Analyst in Tableau

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Tableau Fundamentals

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Celia Fryar
Sara Billen HeadshotSara Billen

Data Scientist 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 at DataCamp.
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Lis Sulmont HeadshotLis Sulmont

Content Program Manager at Duolingo

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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  • Shehryar K.
    7 months

    The course is practical and imparts essential skills in minimal time frame

  • Carl C.
    9 months

    Datacamp courses allow me to choose what aspect of Tableau to learn at what time, and the courses are great. The bits and pieces add up and the intimidating software becomes comfortable. Good stuff.

  • Nikos V.
    11 months

    as good as expected!!!

  • Mahmoud S.
    about 1 year

    Its really good but it need more exercises

  • Dwi A.
    about 1 year

    Very helping for understanding tableau features

"The course is practical and imparts essential skills in minimal time frame"

Shehryar K.

"Datacamp courses allow me to choose what aspect of Tableau to learn at what time, and the courses are great. The bits and pieces add up and the intimidating software becomes comfortable. Good stuff."

Carl C.

"as good as expected!!!"

Nikos V.

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