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Tableau Data Sources/Desktop Performance

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Atlas Service Center Conference Room (E17-134)

40 Ames Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

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This month's Third Thursday session will cover Tableau data sources and desktop performance. We will cover a couple commonly used data source. Specifically, what they are, how to set them up, how to publish and how to refresh the data. The data source used will directly impact your visualizaiton performance. So, we will also discuss desktop performance during this session.


The topics we are planning on covering are:

Data Sources

  • Warehouse
  • Excel
  • Data Blending
  • Live Feed vs Extract

Publishing/Refreshing Data

  • Live Database Connection
  • Extracts
  • Packaged Workbooks (twbx)

Desktop Performance

  • Extracts vs Live
  • Joins
  • Calculations
  • Filters
    • Source vs in report
    • Hierarchies like report type code and profit center
    • Time
    • Filters for dev vs prod

This session is open for MIT employees.

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Atlas Service Center Conference Room (E17-134)

40 Ames Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

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