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Creating dashboards in Tableau

Creating dashboards in Tableau.

The video provides an overview of how to create dashboards in Tableau.

Dashboard objects

To add visual appeal, interactivity, and context to your dashboard, you can also add several types of objects.

  • Horizontal and vertical objects provide layout containers that allow you to group related objects. You can also control how your dashboard resizes as users interact with the objects.
  • Text objects can be used to add headers, explanatory text, or other contextual information.
  • Image objects add to the dashboard’s visual appeal. You can hyperlink them to URLs so that when a user clicks, they are redirected to the web page.
  • Web page objects display target pages within the dashboard (Some web pages don’t allow you to embed them.)
  • Blank objects can be used to adjust the spacing between other items.
  • Navigation objects allow users to navigate to another dashboard, sheet, or story.
  • Export objects allow users to export the dashboard as a PDF, PowerPoint slide, or PNG image.
  • Extension objects allow you to add features to dashboards or integrate with other applications outside Tableau.

Remember that dashboards are shared with end-users, and their main purpose is to inform decision-making. With this in mind, any dashboard design decisions you make should focus on improving the experience for end-users. Avoid adding ‘cool’ functionality simply for its cool factor – ensure that it’s adding value for users and not just a distraction.

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