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Manipulating Data in Tableau Desktop

by Adam Crahen

Learn how to organize, explore & transform your data before visualizing anything. You'll learn concepts that will help you correct errors, change the way you present data and learn how the order of operations comes into play while you drag & drop.

What you'll learn

At the core of visualizing and analyzing data in Tableau Desktop is a thorough knowledge of data and Tableau's Order of Operations. Tableau helps people see and understand their data, but you need to know the why and the how in order to be effective. In this course, Manipulating Data in Tableau Desktop, you will learn techniques for transforming your data before you visualize anything. First, you will learn how to organize your data in the data pane. Next, you will learn techniques for exploring your data set. Finally, you will discover how to transform your data to correct errors and understand how the order of operations can impact your analysis. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of manipulating your data to build the right analysis for the job. Software required: Tableau Desktop.

About the author

Adam Crahen is the Director of Analytics Practices and Enablement for Pluralsight and also a former Tableau Zen Master. Adam is a creative problem solver specializing in data curation, transformation and visualization with tools like Tableau, SQL, Snowflake, dbt, and Alteryx, etc. His work has been recognized by organizations like Kantar and has been featured by several news organizations around the world. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for data by speaking at conferences, user grou... more

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