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Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources

Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources


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Overview/Description

In this 11-video course, learners will explore Tableau Desktop, which is data visualization software that allows users to see and understand data at a deeper level. Begin by locating and opening Tableau Desktop in a Windows 10 work environment, and once done, explore the Tableau Desktop interface. This leads into examining the Tableau Data Source Page, which is one of the most fundamental and important parts of Tableau. Discover how to connect to a desktop source and use single and multiple tables to extract data into Tableau Data Engine; how to connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database, select tables, and directly connect to the data to enable working with live data; and how to configure and use Extract Mode with a Microsoft SQL Server database connection. Next, examine how to extract data with a custom SQL query; use Google Analytics and Tableau to analyze your web data; work with OData source to consume data in Tableau; and demonstrate and implement inner, left, and right joins with Tableau. Conclude the course by observing how to use cross-database and more advanced joins.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.8

Lesson Objectives

Tableau Desktop: Opening & Connecting Data Sources

  • locate and open Tableau Desktop in a Windows 10 work environment
  • explore the Tableau Desktop interface
  • explore the Tableau Data Source Page
  • connect to a desktop source and use single tables and multiple tables to extract data into Tableau Data Engine
  • connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database, select tables, and directly connect to the data to enable working with live data
  • configure and use Extract Mode with a Microsoft SQL Server database connection
  • demonstrate how to use a custom SQL query with a database to extract data into the Tableau Data Engine
  • use Google Analytics and Tableau to analyze your web data
  • work with an OData source to consume data in Tableau
  • demonstrate and implement inner, left, and right joins using Tableau
  • demonstrate cross-database and more advanced joins
  • Course Number:
    ds_tbldsk_01_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate