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GETTING STARTED

1. DataSelf and Tableau Training – Power Users
Audience: Desktop and Web Power users.
Agenda: Basic query techniques.  (14 short videos for a total of 58 minutes).
Click here to download the training workbook (v10.3 or newer) so you can replicate the exercises.
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2. DataSelf and Tableau Training – Desktop Users
Connecting to your data for the first time. A good entry level introduction to DSA. (22 minutes)
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3. DataSelf and Tableau Desktop: Copy and Export Data
DataSelf Analytics, Tableau Desktop, copy data, export data into other applications such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Email. (6 minutes)
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INTRODUCTIONS TO

Tips – Charts and Dashboards with DataSelf Analytics (Tableau) – Part I (30 mins)
DataSelf Analytics v9.1 packaged workbook used in this training session:
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Basics about charts and dashboards with DataSelf Analytics Desktop – Tableau Desktop:
CHARTS:
– Show Me panel
– Time analysis and comparisons
– Lines and colors
– Mapping
DASHBOARDS
– Drag and drop
– Layout changes
– Filtering

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Tips – Filtering with DataSelf Analytics (Tableau) – Part I – The Basics (30 mins)
DataSelf Analytics v9 packaged workbook used in this training session:
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Basics about filtering with DataSelf Analytics Desktop – Tableau Desktop:
Absolute buckets, ex.: by year;
Relative buckets, ex.: this year
Compound filters, ex.: this quarter prior years
To-date buckets, ex.: last year to date
Wildcards, ex: product names that contain “apple”
Conditions, ex: sales larger than 100,000
Top/Bottom, ex: top customers by gross profit

Learn more about context filters.
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Tips – Calculated Measures with DataSelf Analytics (Tableau) – Part I – The Basics (30mins)
DataSelf Analytics v9 packaged workbook used in this training session:
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Basics about calculated measures with DataSelf Analytics Desktop – Tableau Desktop:
Aggregations
Calculated Measures:
– Simple operations (+**/)
– Groupings
– Slices of data
Table Calculations:
– YTD and YTD Growth
– Growth from other periods

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Analyzing
Different ways DSA makes analyzing your data quick and simple. Sorting, drill-downs, graphing and other powerful functions. (11 minutes)
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Formatting
How to format numbers and text, add shading and more. Customize the look and feel of your visualizations. (17 minutes)
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Sharing
How to share DSA views with others. Views can be shared with a small group of individuals or with an entire enterprise. (3 minutes)
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Dashboards Development
How to create interactive dashboards that empowers others to conduct their own analysis. (13 minutes)
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Data Blending
How to combine two different data sources to a single report/sheet. (11 mins)
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Miscellaneous tips and tricks (54mins)
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CALCULATIONS

Introduction to Calculations
How to make various types of calculations in DSA. Some important differences between Row-Level and Aggregate calculations are also covered. (13 minutes)
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Fundamentals about Quick Table Calculations
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YoY and YTD with Quick Table Calculations
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TIPS & TRICKS

Tip#1: Sales pipeline analysis for account managers – Learn to use this DataSelf dashboard starter (Tableau-embedded) to quickly analyze and understand your pipeline.
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Tip#2: Report Distribution Options – Learn the options to access and distribute reports on DataSelf Analytics.
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Tip #3 – Totals and Subtotals (Tableau) – How to create totals and subtotals in DataSelf Analytics (Tableau).
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Tip #4 – Building a new report (Part I)
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Tip #5 – Building a new report (Part II)
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Tip#8 – Dashboard 101 – Dashboards are in high demand. No matter what tool you build them with, you should know what works and what doesn’t. Find out in this educational webinar.

20 Quick Design Tips for Tableau Dashboards
From Tableau Coach
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For further training resources, please visit: Tableau Training Page.

IMPORTANT: DataSelf Analytics incorporates software under an OEM agreement with Tableau Software. Some Tableau instructional videos were selected for their relevance to DSA users. Please assume that Tableau and DataSelf Analytics (DSA) are the same product when watching the videos. Some of Tableau’s data source features are not available or required in DSA.