1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 18, 2017 3:09 PM by Chris McClellan

    Table or view of dataosurces for create my dashboard

    Alan Perez

      What is the best practice, have a source of data directly from the database table or that my query is through a view?

        • 1. Re: Table or view of dataosurces for create my dashboard
          Chris McClellan

          There is no right answer, but for typical "non SQL" Tableau users I usually create views that have all the tables pre-joined so they don't have to remember / can't get it wrong.  Views also enable you to do some calculations at the SQL level rather than creating (too many ?) calculated fields in Tableau.  Basically if you know there's a standard calculation that a lot of people will be using, create that in SQL as well.