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How to create a good dashboard in Tableau?


Hi peers,

Can you please share your tips, tricks and shortcuts on how to create a good dashboard in Tableau?


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Top 5LeaderboardUser

That's a good question. But I would actually respond with a question. 

How to create a good "visualization"? 

Before creating a good dashboard in Tableau I would recommend looking at Data:

- Visualization. https://www.tableau.com/learn/...
- One of my favorites:  https://www.storytellingwithda...

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Top 20Real User


I always make a sketch of my ideas (on paper, I think, it's the best solution).

As best you "prepare" your data, first in Excel and then with Tableau Prep, as better and simple as the "drag & drop" will be. 

Maximum two dimensions of the same font and not so many colors.

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Community Manager

Hi @Alejandro Moscoso, @YAWANTWI-ADJEI ​and @Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro

Can you share any recommendations based on your experience with Tableau? 

Thank you.

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