Tableau: Tutorial for Beginners, Installing Tableau & Creating Your First Sheet, Dashboard & Story.
DescriptionThe video is an introduction for beginners to Tableau software. It shows how to install Tableau for free and create a dashboard using a parking statistics dataset. The video begins by giving the link to the dataset in the description below. To start using Tableau, one must go to the tableau.com website and look for the Tableau Public version, which is a free version of the software. Then, the user must register or sign in, and they can either use the online web-based version or download the application on their computer.
After downloading and installing the application, the user can start the application from the Windows start menu. They can then connect to the parking statistics dataset from Microsoft Excel by clicking open to load the data into the Tableau application. Once the Excel workbook is loaded, the sheets can be viewed on the left side of the application.
The user can then create new sheets, dashboards, and stories using the buttons on the bottom left corner of the application. The video explains how to create a new sheet to display the number of employees over the years. The user can drag the parking services field to the columns area and the number of employees field to the rows area. Then they can change the parking services field from measure to dimension to create their first chart. They can rename the sheet to employees.
The video then explains how to add another sheet to display the number of vehicles over the years. The user can drag the parking services field to the columns area and the number of vehicles field to the rows area. They can change the parking services field from measure to dimension and change the sheet name to vehicles.
Finally, the video shows how to add a new sheet to display the number of garages and the amount of space over time. The user can add the parking services field to the columns area and change it from measure to dimension. The video ends by summarizing the steps taken to create the dashboard using the parking statistics dataset.
Source Dataset: https://data.bloomington.in.gov/dataset/parking-garages
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