Advanced Tableau – Data Model Overview

This Advanced Tableau course dives into the methods we have available to connect data in Tableau. You’ll combine data using joins, relationships, and blends to bring related data into visuals. We’ll work through a scenario with evolving business requirements. These requirements will need more and more data added to our model as we progress. Each time you do this, you’ll be introduced to new options for joining, relating, and blending data, common problems, and methods for optimizing your data model for performance.

By the end, you’ll have learned to think more carefully about the structure of your data, the types of connections you should use, and the performance options that are best for your dataset.

Advanced Tableau – Data Model Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Build a basic data model using Tableau’s relationship feature
  • Optimize data model relationships using performance tuning
  • Differentiate between joins, relationships, and blends
  • Adapt a data model based on an expanding set of requirements
  • Handle common cases like nulls, many-to-many relationships, one-to-one relationships, and filtering
  • Understand how ETL tools can make life easier to create an optimal Star Schema

Who Should Take This Course?

This Tableau course is perfect for professionals who have a solid understanding of Tableau and want to solidify their knowledge of data modeling. If you want to know how to make good data modeling decisions in Tableau, this course is for you.

Advanced Tableau - Data Model


Level 4

Approx 2h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) Certification

  • Skills Learned Data visualization, data warehousing and transformation, data modeling and analysis
  • Career Prep Business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data visualization specialist

Business Intelligence Analyst Specialization

  • Skills learned Data Transformation & Automation, Data Visualization, Coding, Data Modeling
  • Career prep Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Specialist, Finance Analyst, Data Scientist

What Our Members Say

Understanding Data Models in Tableau
This course has been a learning opportunity on how to differentiate between JOINS, relationships and blend.

Jacktone Odoyo

Loved every minute, looking forward to the next course.

Renji Zachariah Kochuparakkal

Confusing at First but Insightful
I got confused with the roles of Relationship, Blends and Joins at first but there was more clarity as we went on, but honeslty, I would need more practice.

Olashina Ayeni

Very Informative
The course taught me many different ways to look at data and how to filter and manage calculations to arrive at the right answer

Scott LaBrec

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