Creating an Interactive Graph with Tableau Public

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create an interactive graph using sample sales data and Tableau Public.

Clock45 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this guided project, learners will have created an interactive graph that applies principles of data visualization to tell a story using basic sales data. This project will illustrate some of the basic features of Tableau software and allow learners to obtain a good introduction to using the open-source software, Tableau Public. In this project, learners will use sample data as a building block to create a shareable interactive data visualization chart. This skill is helpful for anyone interested in learning more about how to begin working with data to tell a story, highlight change over time, see and understand data, or make well-informed data-driven decisions.

Skills you will develop

Data-Informed Decision-MakingData Visualization (DataViz)Graphing

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. access the Tableau Public program.

  2. import and connect to sample Excel spreadsheet data.

  3. import and connect to sample Excel spreadsheet data.

  4. manipulate data from a spreadsheet to create a graphic interaction in the Tableau Public dashboard

  5. determine the best visualization format for your graph using the Show Me too

  6. export and share your data visualization with others using a Tableau Public profile and account.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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