Suppose you are visualizing units sold for a business. Then you probably do not need decimal places. Go to this thread to change the units shown.
- Right click on the measure in the data window
- Selecting Default Properties
- Number Format
- Number (Custom)
- Choose the the desired number of decimal places
In general Community.tableau.com is a great resource to learn how to use their visualization tool, and learn about local events.
I am taking this course on Lynda.com, Tableau 10 Essential Training:
If you are a Seattle resident, you can use the Seattle Public Library (SPL) for free acces access:
In under 5 hours, familiarize yourself with the Tableau interface. For example, I am more familiar with Microsoft’s Power BI, so this is extremely valuable way to quickly ramp up on a comparative product.
You may have inherited a Tableau Workbook, with a mystery location for the extract, or the past admins’ local machine!
Go ahead and use this knowledge base article to remove, and regenerate the extract:
If you happen to be sharing your extracts on a network drive, then use UNC path format as shown in this knowledge base article:
As I learned recently, an extract is useful as it avoids using a live connection to your database, and allows you and your business customers to have better Workbook loading performance.
Set a schedule for your extract and then it will refresh just in time for your users on the schedule you set!
A nice Tableau article below on Performance tuning your workbooks: