Tableau drivers let you connect to data. In this video, learn how to install Tableau drivers.
- [Instructor] One of the benefits of Tableau is that you can use it to connect to many different data sources. If you're running Tableau desktop which is what we're using in this course, you have built-in connectivity to quite a few different data sources. You can see these sources in the vertical toolbar to the left of the start window in the main program. Just look under connect, and if you need to, click more to see more of the built-in connections. If you do need to download an external driver, then you can go to the webpage that I have displayed. Tableau.com/support/drivers. And if you scroll down on the page, you can see that there are quite a few different downloads available. And if I scroll back up, I skipped over the ability to filter. So you can filter by data source. So click that, you see all the ones that are available. You can go by operating system. There's Windows, Mac and Linux. And then bit version, either 64 or 32 for some older implementations. If you scroll down the list you see that there are quite a few that have drivers available and in fact a lot of them you don't need drivers for. For example if you want to download data from the Azure SQL Data Warehouse, you see that the connection is made through the Microsoft SQL Server Driver which is installed by default. So you don't have to worry about that. However, Cloudera Hadoop which is used for big data sources, does require a download. And then this, you need to make sure you're using the latest available drivers. So you can follow these directions including going to the Cloudera website, download the driver that you need, and install it. So as you can see, Tableau has quite a few connectors available. They've added a lot to them over the years. However, if you discover that one isn't built-in, you can look here or you can look on the other product's website to see if one is available.
- Explain where a user would navigate to seek specific help in Tableau.
- Determine the best approach for using Excel in Tableau.
- Interpret how to use the features and functions of Tableau when creating charts.
- Describe how best to manage data in a worksheet or visualization.
- Explain how to create a selection filter for certain values.
- Explain how to manage data for different chart formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Tableau
2. Managing Data Sources and Visualizations
3. Managing Tableau Worksheets and Workbooks
4. Creating Custom Calculations and Fields
5. Analyzing Data
6. Sorting and Filtering Tableau Data
7. Defining Groups and Sets
8. Creating and Pivoting Crosstabs
9. Creating Basic Visualizations
10. Formatting Tableau Visualizations
11. Annotating and Formatting Visualizations
12. Mapping Geographic Data
13. Creating Dashboards and Actions
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