Tableau Level of Detail: Reshaping your data to answer the tough questions

Seattle Campus

GA Seattle
1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle WA 98101

Tableau Level of Detail: Reshaping your data to answer the tough questions | Seattle

Seattle Campus

GA Seattle
1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle WA 98101

About this workshop

The typical tools we use to analyze data allow us to answer questions up to a point, but they are often not equipped to go further. Level of Detail Expressions in Tableau allow us to answer more in depth questions about data by giving us the ability to dynamically reshape a data set without going back to your database expert. In this class we will work through real examples on real data sets solving problems with LODs that every users of data have run into whether they know it or not. We will not only learn to use LODs, but will take a look under the hood to understand why and how they work.

Your teacher and author of the class, Bronson, spent five years solving problems with data at Tableau. During this time he led the advanced LOD sessions at Tableau Conference for three years and developed one of the leading training tools in self-guided learning, The Challenge Workbook.

Here are what attendees of Bronson’s past classes on LODs have to say:

“Any incredibly thoughtful speaker who clearly understood how to quickly bring the room to a common level of understanding without spending unnecessary amount of time on details.”

“Top 5 session in all my Tableau Conference trips. Focused. Valuable. Current.”

“I absolutely LOVED the sample slides that described LODs as mini tables in Tableau. I was really confused on how to think about LODs and this session cured me.”

Who is this workshop for?

This class is designed for users of Tableau who have an intermediate to advanced skill set and want to learn how to use LODs. This class will also be great for those already using LODs, but looking to better understand the mechanics and learn best practices.

Takeaways

  • Use LODs to pivot, aggregate and reshape data.
  • Understand best practices in regards to the different types of LODs.
  • Learn the mechanics of LODs.

Prereqs & Preparation

Please come to this class with a computer and Tableau Desktop. It is expected that you have had experience using Tableau at an intermediate level (you can solve basic problems with calculations, build dashboards, use filters and know the difference between dimensions and measures). You do not need to have experience using LODs to be successful in this class, but prior experience with them will give you a leg up.

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