Mar 5, 2017

Patent Research - Training - Beginner to Intermediate - Data Visualization Using Tableau - Part III

Step 3 - Prepare your data

Just for illustrative purposes, I downloaded a results CSV by searching for electric guitars on espacenet, You can use your own data, but just so that you can easily follow this article, download using espacenet so the CSV will have the same columns.

Step 4 - Open Tableau Public on your computer and open the patent results CSV in tableau

Click on Text file and open CSV located in your computer

It should look like this when open

Click on the option I have highlighted with a black colored circle

Now watch this GIF to see how you can play around with the data

Once, you are done playing around with the format and the data points, there are other final steps: