WEEK 3: Data Visualizations Using Tableau 1
Tableau is a business intelligence
software that helps in transforming data into actionable insights. In this
course, we are using it for analytics that requires great data visuals to help
us provide conclusions and suggest optimally decision making on business
By the end of this week, you
will be able to:
- Access Tableau DESKTOP;
- Learn Tableau using videos and datasets provided in the
Schedule of Activities
This section contains all the
resources and links to activities you need to complete. Use this checklist
to create your to-do list.
- Step 1: Review the Learning Materials listed
- Step 2: Complete the Vista Beans Coffee Shop
- Reading: Tableau Your Data;
- Reading: Chapter
Access Tableau DESKTOP
- Download Tableau
Desktop and Tableau Prep here
- Select each product download link to get started. When
prompted, enter your school email address for Business E-mail and enter
the name of your school for Organization.
- Activate with your product key:
you new to Tableau? Here is the free Data Analytics for
University Students guide to help
you get started.
can continue using Tableau after the class is over by individually requesting
your own one-year license through the Tableau for Students
Vistabeans Coffeeshop Assignment (Week 3)
The attached instructions specify the creation of a report with 3 or more
visualizations. Read the solution memo carefully to understand how it
relates to the dataset provided. Think of a continuum of the
visualization abilities as you decide how you will complete this
assignment. If this is your first experience with Tableau try to
replicate the visualizations on pages 5, 6 and
8 (just three). If you are
feeling more confident then try all 6. If you don't need training wheels
then make your own visualizations based
on your analysis and interpretation.
Make sure you include
well-written explanations of your visualizations. Upload the
completed file by clicking on the link for this assignment.
Please use either the Vistabeans with Access file imported twbx second
attempt.twbx or the Vistabeans with Access file imported.twb file to complete
Submit this assignment by 11pm EST on Sunday of Week 3.
Workarounds For Vistabeans Assignment
After you watch the Tableau videos listed in the "Course
Information" you will complete the Vistabeans assignment. When
you try to open the Access file for this assignment you may get this error
This message takes you in a totally wrong direction. Do not
try to rectify the situation using the link in this error message. Use
this link instead, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255
Click on the red download button
You have to find out whether your computer is 32 or 64 bit.
Here is the link to help you with that step if you are running Windows 10
Click the Next button, opt to save the file, then choose a
location for saving the file.
Navigate to the file you downloaded (I downloaded the
AccessDataEngine_x64.exe file), click the file and follow the wizard
instructions to install the file.
One of my Spring 2018 students found another strategy for solving
the Tableau/Access problem. She found this by looking around on the
internet. I have created the factTable+ (CoffeeChain Cor).hyper
file and uploaded it to the Vistabeans assignment. My former student told
me that the .hyper file works perfectly with Tableau on Mac. If you are
a Mac user please try to complete the assignment using the .hyper
Here is the link: http://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/environ_workbooksandsheets_workbooks.html
If you have any questions or insights about the assignment please
send me messages via the survey I created:https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8lanVStnBes6gfP
or via the Q and A Discussion forum or send me an email.
Open a workbook that has an unsupported data connection on the Mac
When working in Tableau Desktop on the Mac, you might need to open
a Windows workbook that contains data sources that are not supported in Tableau
Desktop on the Mac. To do so, follow the steps below:
1. In Tableau Desktop on Windows,
save the workbook as an extract. To create and save an extract, on the Data
menu, select a data source, and then select Extract Data
the extract file (.hyper) you saved in Tableau Desktop on your Mac. factTable+