4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 5:52 AM by Mavis Liu

    Tableau Desktop II Course

    muhammad usman

      There a topic called "Showing the Biggest and Smallest Values" in tableau Desktop II Course

       

      what does it mean? and what are the topics covered under this topic?

       

       

      http://mkt.tableau.com/files/Desktop_II_eLearning_Course_Description.pdf

       

       

        • 1. Re: Tableau Desktop II Course
          Jim Dehner

          you will learn how to find the max value or the min value in a measure or dimension

          Jim

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          • 2. Re: Tableau Desktop II Course
            Mavis Liu

            Hi Muhammad,

             

            I'm one of the Tableau trainers and run the intermediate courses!

             

            The biggest and smallest values is based on chapter 3 under Defining Subsets of Your Data.

             

            For showing the biggest and smallest, the course materials takes you through nested top N using context filters and Nested Top with Rank table calculations.

             

            So for example, within each of the countries, which are the top 5 performing sub categories? -

            e.g:

             

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            Thanks,

             

            Mavis

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            • 3. Re: Tableau Desktop II Course
              muhammad usman

              Thanks
              and what about this topic
              "Advanced Dashboards: Using Design Techniques and Filter Actions " ?

              • 4. Re: Tableau Desktop II Course
                Mavis Liu

                Hi Muhammad,

                 

                Advanced design techniques runs through best practice designs for guided analytics. Such as labelling of the view so that the user knows where to click/how to use the dashboard. How the layout should be designed (e.g. no more than 4 dashboards is best practice, having them in a 2x2 grid is best as the user knows how to read the dashboard in a Z direction)

                 

                You'll should also be going through usage of layout containers (both tiled and floating). Also in the latest versions of Tableau you will also go through layout padding as this is one of the new features.

                 

                With filter actions, the course progresses further than just the straight forward quick action filters. You'll be creating navigation buttons which will jump from one dashboard to another. There will also be opportunities for you to discuss through the other actions such as URL and what's best practice:

                 

                e.g. Filters should run on a select action, URL run on menu action.

                 

                This is the last chapter and (in my sessions anyway) it is the longest chapter where we dedicate a good few hours in discussions, going through the different designs for different industries, going through the dashboarding options in tableau etc.

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Mavis

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