Welcome to Tableau
You'll find all the resources you need to get started as an explorer
What is Tableau?
Tableau empowers everyone to see and understand their data. On your Tableau site, you can ask and answer everything from the simplest to the most complex questions of your data more intuitively than ever before.See Tableau in action
Step 3: Stay informed
Favouriting content makes it easy for you keep an eye on the data you need. To favourite a view, click the star to add the content to your favourites list. You can then quickly access your favourites from the top navigation whenever you need them.
Mark your favourites
Using the Subscribe button in the toolbar, you can subscribe to dashboards and get updates delivered directly to your inbox on a set schedule. You can also subscribe other site users if you have the permissions to do so.
Subscribe to your favourites
Data-driven alerts help you keep on top of your most important data. Get an email when a mark crosses a visual threshold. First, select the axis you want to get alerts on. Then click the Alert button in the toolbar. Finally, choose the trigger condition and when to send it.
Set up an alert
The Tableau mobile app is a convenient way to keep your data at your fingertips. Go from question to insight in just a few taps. Ask your own questions; seek out the answers you care about. Select, filter and drill down with a tap of your finger. Interact with your data using controls that are automatically optimised for touch. Download for iOS and Android.
Know your audience
When you’re building a visualisation, it’s important to understand what questions your audience already has. What answers do you find for them? What other questions does it inspire? What conversations will result? Your viewers should take something away from the time they spend with your visualisation.
Choose the right chart type
Understanding what you’re trying to convey in your visualisation is a critical first step. Knowing which visualisation can best convey that purpose is equally important. Whether you’re trying to see trends over time, or comparing and ranking a group of items by a set of criteria, the chart type you choose will help your audience better comprehend the information in your visualisation.
Emphasise the most important data
Many chart types let you put multiple measurements and dimensions in one view. In scatter plots, for example, you can put measurements on the X or Y axis, as well as on the marks for colour, size or shape. A rule of thumb is to put the most important data on the X or Y axis and less important data on colour, size or shape.
Orient your views for legibility
Sometimes a simple change in how your labels are oriented can greatly increase how quickly viewers understand what’s being conveyed. If you find yourself with a view that has long labels that only fit vertically, try rotating the view. You can quickly swap the fields on the Rows and Columns shelves to achieve this change.
If you want to be more targeted in what you share, try sharing a custom view. Rather than sending a link to the original dashboard and describing how to find your specific insight, you can save the specific set of filters and highlights you’ve already created in Tableau.
When you are ready to save your custom view, click the Original view button in the toolbar. Give your custom view a name and click Save. Now your team can easily access your custom view by selecting it from the list in the Original view menu. You can also copy and share the URL, just as you did above.