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Overview of data visualisation with Tableau

This article will provide an overview of data visualisations with Tableau

Tableau is one of many cloud-based software programs which supports transforming data into actionable insights. It helps employees see and understand their data and connect it to almost any database. Part of its features includes business analytics, interactive analytics, cloud analytics, data discovery, data cleaning, data preparation, data analysis, business intelligence and drag-and-drop reporting.

You can sign up for a free trial of Tableau to use. We have selected the following videos to help you get started and learn how to build a basic data visualisation in tableau. We recommend and encourage that you watch the following training videos on Tableau to get you started on data visualisation (which can be found on their Resources page):

Go to: Tableau Resources [1]

Find and watch the following videos:

  1. Tableau public overview (7:10)
  2. Connecting to excel and text files (4:32)
  3. Data preparation – pivoting your data (4:54)
  4. Creating your first chart (2:34)


  1. Tableau Resources [Video]. Tableau Public; [date unknown]. Available from:
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