2 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2017 6:01 AM by Raju Sunkari

    Difference between modeling and writing direct sql queries

    Raju Sunkari

      Hi All,


      I am new to Tableau and this is my first post. Could you provide your inputs on the following scenario.

      I need to create one dashboard, which has a complex requirement.  I am thinking of two approaches for achieving that.


      1) Pulling required tables into tableau and creating relationships between the tables. Creating dashboard on top of that model.

      2) Directly writing SQL query to get the required fields as a single dataset. Creating dashboard on top of it.



      Which is the better approach? What's the pros and cons of both the approaches?