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Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources

Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources


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Overview/Description

Tableau Desktop is data visualization software that allows you to see and understand data on a deeper level. Tableau supports connections to both local and cloud-based data sources. Live connections allow you to work directly with your data source, while extracts can be used to create snapshots of your data in order to optimize the performance of the Tableau data engine and even work offline. You can join data from single and multi-tables, and even perform cross-database joins for more complicated data sources.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.8

Lesson Objectives

Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources

  • locate and open Tableau Desktop in a Windows 10 work environment
  • explore the Tableau Desktop interface
  • explore the Tableau Data Source Page
  • connect to a desktop source and use single tables and multiple tables to extract data into Tableau Data Engine
  • connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database, select tables, and directly connect to the data to enable working with live data
  • configure and use Extract Mode with a Microsoft SQL Server database connection
  • demonstrate how to use a custom SQL query with a database to extract data into the Tableau Data Engine
  • use Google Analytics and Tableau to analyze your web data
  • work with an OData source to consume data in Tableau
  • demonstrate and implement inner, left, and right joins using Tableau
  • demonstrate cross-database and more advanced joins
  • Course Number:
    ds_tbldsk_01_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate