Combine, shape and clean your data for analysis with Tableau Prep

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Self-service data preparation

Tableau Prep changes the way traditional data prep is done in an organisation. By providing a visual and direct way to combine, shape and clean data, Tableau Prep makes it easier for analysts and business users to start their analysis faster.

Tableau Prep is comprised of two products: Tableau Prep Builder for building your data flows, and Tableau Prep Conductor for scheduling, monitoring and managing flows across the organisation.

Tableau Prep Builder

Combine, shape and clean your data for analysis

Prep Builder lets you get a complete picture of your data

A complete picture of your data

Three coordinated views let you see row-level data, profiles of each column and your entire data-preparation process. Pick which view to interact with based on the task at hand.

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Tableau Prep Builder is part of Tableau Creator. See offerings and pricing.

Get immediate results with Prep Builder

Immediate results

If you want to edit a value, you select and directly edit it. Change your join type and see the result right away. With each action, you instantly see your data change, even on millions of rows of data. Tableau Prep Builder gives you the freedom to re-order steps and experiment without consequence.

Prep Builder uses smart features to let you work faster and smarter

Work smarter, work faster

Use smart features to fix common data-prep challenges. Tableau Prep Builder employs fuzzy clustering to turn repetitive tasks, like grouping by pronunciation, into one-click operations.

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Connect to more data

Connect to data on-premises or in the cloud, whether it’s a database or a spreadsheet. Access, combine and clean disparate data without writing code. Tableau Prep Builder intelligently pushes operations down to the database when possible, letting you take advantage of existing database investments for fast flow execution performance.

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Connect to the data you care about.


  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon EMR Hadoop Hive
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Apache Drill
  • Aster Database
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Box
  • Cloudera Hadoop
  • Denodo
  • Dropbox
  • Exasol
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Drive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM PDA (Netezza)
  • JDBC
  • Kognitio
  • MapR Hadoop Hive
  • MariaDB
  • MarkLogic 7.0 and 8.0
  • MemSQL
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Monet DB
  • Mongo DB
  • MySQL
  • ODBC
  • OneDrive
  • Oracle
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • SAP Hana
  • SparkSQL
  • Splunk
  • SAP HANA
  • SAP Sybase IQ
  • SAP Sybase ASE
  • Snowflake
  • Statistical files
  • Tableau extracts
  • Tableau published data sources
  • Teradata
  • Text file
Easily export your flow from Prep Builder to Tableau Desktop

Stay in the flow

Stay in the flow of your analysis. It’s easy to open your output with Tableau Desktop or share it with others via Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Easy sharing reduces friction and helps you bridge the gap between data preparation and analytics for better business results.

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Tableau Prep Conductor

Schedule, monitor and administer your data flows

Share and run flows with Prep Conductor

Share and run flows on your server

With Tableau Prep Conductor, you can easily publish and run flows in your server environment. Share your data sources securely using Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Create an environment where everyone in your organisation can work with prepped and up-to-date data.

Tableau Prep Conductor is part of the Data Management add-on.

Schedule your flows with Prep Conductor

Schedule your flows

Schedule your flows to run when you need them to – day or night. Automate your data prep processes so there's always fresh data that's prepped and ready for analysis.

Monitor your flows with Prep Conductor

Monitor flows across your server

Monitor flows with the same tools available on Tableau Server today. Use the Status page, admin views and run histories to see the health of flows across the entire server so you can address any issues quickly. Always know if your flows are healthy with proactive alerts.

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Get up to speed quickly

Already use Tableau? You'll feel right at home with Tableau Prep. Tableau Prep uses Tableau’s data connectors, calculation language, user permissions and administration views, so you can get going quickly.

Fast performance with Hyper

Enjoy fast interactions and flow execution with Hyper, our patent-pending data-engine technology. Hyper uses proprietary parallelism techniques to accelerate the data-prep process.

Join the community

Learn, connect and enjoy Tableau with more than 150,000 passionate users. Rely on forums, events and user groups to extend your Tableau Prep knowledge. Join the Tableau Community today.

Always innovating

Tableau's software moves as fast as you do – and we are constantly releasing new features. We invest more in R&D than anyone else in the industry, so there's always a new release around the corner.

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Put data to work.

Before Tableau Prep, our team would spend hours and hours making sure that our data sources were clean and organised, just to make sure that our analysis was accurate and effective. We’ve been able to save hours of work with Tableau Prep, completely reinventing the way we look at our data and dramatically shortening the time between data collection and actionable insights.


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