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Tableau Desktop Specialist: Connecting to and Preparing Data

by Pooja Crahen

Get to know how you can connect to different data sources in Tableau. This course will teach you differences between various connection types, creating and managing a data model and managing data properties.

What you'll learn

Understanding when to use a live connection vs. an extract is foundational to creating a better experience when using Tableau Desktop.

In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist: Connecting to and Preparing Data, you’ll gain the ability to create live connections, extracts, and a saved data source.

First, you’ll explore various connection types and learn how to connect to your data.

Next, you’ll discover how to add relationships to a data source.

Finally, you’ll learn how to manage data properties.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of working with different data connections needed to analyze data within Tableau Desktop.

About the author

Pooja joined Pluralsight in 2018 as a Lead Analytics Engineer. She is a recognized 2x Tableau Zen Master and an accomplished analytics and visualizations practitioner. As an expert in her field, Pooja has spoken about her passion for data at various different conferences globally. Together with Adam Crahen of Pluralsight, she co-founded where they feature a large gallery of data visualizations on a variety of different topics. The work by The Data Duo has made an appearance on UNI... more

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