Welcome to your Tableau Desktop trial

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The steps and resources below will help you get the most out of your 14-day trial

What's Tableau Desktop?

Before we dive into the content below, let's do quick overview of what Tableau Desktop is. With Tableau Desktop, you can connect to a variety of data sources and start visualising data.

See Tableau Desktop in action

Live online training

One-hour live training sessions with a Tableau expert on topics like mapping, data blending, getting started and more.

Orient yourself

Get yourself familiar with the Tableau interface so you can find your way around.

Watch: Tour the Tableau interface
Dive deeper: The Tableau workspace

Connect to data

Tableau Desktop connects to a variety of data sources. Learn how to connect to data with these resources.

Watch: Connect to data
Additional reading: Connecting to a specific data source

Build a data visualisation

Now that you've connected to data, it’s time to start building a data visualisation (viz for short) in Tableau so you can see your data up close.

Watch: Build a visualisation

Additional reading: Viz-building basics

Learn how the 'Show me' menu can help you.

Refine your visualisation

Hone in on what data is important to you by sorting, grouping and filtering your data visualisation.

Watch: Sorting, grouping, filtering

See what others are doing



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Seagate understands millions of data points with Tableau

Build a map

Getting your location data on a map is easy as dragging and dropping. Learn how to see your geographical data in a map in Tableau with these resources.

Watch: Build a map
Deeper reading: Build and use maps

Combine views into a dashboard

Combine multiple views into a single, interactive dashboard. Include filters, images and webpages in your dashboard for a more complete view of your data.

Watch: Build a dashboard

Share and collaborate

Don't keep your insights to yourself – share them with your colleagues. Tableau Server and Tableau Online allow you to publish visualisations and dashboards to the web so others can interact with your analytics and answer their own questions of the data.

Sharing and collaborating with Tableau

Join the community of Tableau fans

The community of Tableau users can’t wait to meet you. Network, ask questions, share ideas and hear what’s coming next.

Tableau Prep

Often, data is dirty or not structured correctly to analyse it effectively in Tableau Desktop. Tableau Prep, our data prep product, empowers more people to get to analysis faster by helping them quickly and confidently combine, shape and clean their data.

Try Tableau Prep for free

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