Disclaimer: The ticker symbols considered in this blog post and the files associated with the blog post are for example purposes only. None of the content should be construed as investment recommendations. Use the techniques discussed below at your own risk.
Tableau isn’t just for business. Leveraging the power of Tableau and other tools like Google Sheets makes for a great way to build data dashboards for your personal passion(s) as well! In this blog we will give you a quick overview of the steps to build a stock ticker symbol tracker with links to more detailed instructions at the end if you need them.
What You Will Need
Let’s Get Started
Finding Symbol Tickers
The below links provide various financial ticker symbols.
Shortcut To Pre-Populated Google Sheets
To lighten your load, you can go to https://goo.gl/66f4wX to access pre-existing Google Sheets that have been pre-populated with a set of ticker symbols.
Create Your Own Google Sheets From Scratch
If you would like to do the heavy lifting yourself, you can set up Google Sheets from scratch and build out your own set of custom set of Ticker Symbols.
Creating a Ticker Symbol Tracker in Tableau
Now it’s time to point to Tableau to your Google Sheets data:
Congratulations! You have built a stock symbol tracker in Tableau.