Which of the following is a compelling reason to export a sheet in Tableau to a PDF?
Exporting the visualisation gives us a static view of the visualisation.
It is NOT possible to interact with it, use filters, or dynamically enter anything in a visualisation
In Tableau Desktop, you can save views as PDF files rather than printing them as hard copies. You do
not need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.
When you print an individual sheet to PDF, filters in the view are not included. To show filters, create
a dashboard containing the sheet and export the dashboard to PDF. (IMPORTANT)
Which of the following are valid reasons to use a Tableau Data Extract (.tde) over Live Connections?
A, B, C
From the official documentation, the following are the major advantages of using Tableau Data
From Tableau 2020.2 onwards, .hyper is the recommended way since it is faster than .tde!
Which of the following is a benefit of using a Tableau Data Source (.tds)?
The following are the official definitions from the Tableau documentation for the various file types:
1) .tds (Tableau Data Source) - To not contain the actual data but rather the information necessary to
connect to the actual data as well as any modifications you've made on top of the actual data such as
changing default properties, creating calculated fields etc. (CORRECT ANSWER)
2) .twbx ( Tableau packaged workbook) - To create a single zip file that contains a workbook along
with any supporting local file data and background images. This is great for sharing your work with
others who dont have access to the original data.
3) Extract (.hyper or .tde) To create a local copy of a subset or entire data set that you can use to
share data with others, when you need to work offline, and improve performance.
3) (.twb) Workbooks To hold one or more worksheets, plus zero or more dashboards and stories.
If you have a dashboard and are displaying its filter, how can you rearrange it?
You can drag the filter by clicking on the 2 lines on top, and then dragging the filter as shown:
Which of the following can you add a reference line to?
You can add reference lines, bands, distributions, or (in Tableau Desktop but not on the web) box
plots to any continuous axis in the view.
Reference Lines - You can add a reference line at a constant or computed value on the axis.
Computed values can be based on a specified field. You can also include confidence intervals with a
Are animations enabled by default in Tableau?
No, by default, animations are not enabled in Tableau.
We can animate visualizations to better highlight changing patterns in your data, reveal spikes and
outliers, and see how data points cluster and separate.
Animations visually transition between filter, sort, and zoom settings, different pages, and changes to
filter, parameter, and set actions. As visualizations animate in response to these changes, viewers can
more clearly see how data differs, helping them make better informed decisions.
When you author animations, you can choose between two different styles: simultaneous or
sequential. Here are examples of each type.
1) Simultaneous animations
The default simultaneous animations are faster and work well when showing value changes in
simpler charts and dashboards.
2) Sequential animations
Sequential animations take more time but make complex changes clearer by presenting them step-
To Animate visualizations in a workbook:
1) Choose Format > Animations.
2) If you want to animate every sheet, under Workbook Default, click On. Then do the following:
For Duration, choose a preset, or specify a custom duration of up to 10 seconds.
For Style, choose Simultaneous to play all animations at once or Sequential to fade out marks, move
and sort them, and then fade them in.
3) To override workbook defaults for a particular sheet, change the settings under Selected Sheet.
Which of the following calculations DO NOT need a quick table calculation?
C. Moving Average
D. Standard Deviation
For Standard Deviation and Variance, we don't need to use quick table calculations, since they are
available by default. See below:
However, as seen in the types of quick table calculations available in Tableau, Rank and Moving
Average belong to only this category.
How can you add color to marks in the view in Tableau?
A. Click on Data in the main menu above, and click on choose color.
B. From the Data pane, drag a field to Color on the Marks card.
C. In the column/row shelf, right click the field and click on edit in shelf to select the color.
D. From the Analytics pane, drag a model to Color on the Marks card.
To assign a color to marks in the view, do the following:
From the Data pane, drag a field to Color on the Marks card.
Tableau applies different colors to marks based on the fields values and members. For example, if
you drop a discrete field (a blue field), such as Category, on Color, the marks in the view are broken
out by category, and each category is assigned a color.
If you drop a continuous field, such as SUM(sales), on Color, each mark in the view is colored based
on its sales value.
Which one of the following is a dimension?
Measure Names is a dimension. Latitude, Longitude, and Number of records are all measures.
Suppose you have a bar chart. When we group by labels in a view, which of the following happens?
*Very important question*
If we select the labels in the view and then group, a new consolidated mark is created - in our case
bar since we are talking about a bar chart in the question. See below:
Then on grouping, a new bar is created, and the colour of all bars remain the same.
Had we grouped by choosing the marks instead of the labels, the following would be the result: