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June 15, 2018

Tableau Prep Tip: Returning the First and Second Purchase Dates

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If you don't participate in Workout Wednesday, you're missing a great opportunity to learn. For week 24 2018, Ann Jackson challenged us to also use Tableau Prep. The toughest part of the data prep was getting the second purchase date for a customer. First is easy. The trickiest part is that you can't sort data in Prep, so you have to do some workarounds to get what you need.

In this video, I should you how I approached returning the first and second purchase dates for a customer, include some summary measures, then bring them both back together into a single table for visualizing in Tableau.

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