Self-service data preparation

Tableau Prep Builder provides a modern approach to data preparation, making it easier and faster to combine, shape and clean data for analysis within Tableau. By providing a visual and direct path to prep your data, you can get your hands on quality data in just a few clicks.

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Tableau Prep Builder capabilities



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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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, leveraging existing database investments for fast flow execution.

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Open the door for collaboration

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 Cloud. Easy sharing reduces friction and helps you bridge the gap between data preparation and analytics for better business results.

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See 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 reorder steps and experiment without consequence.

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Scale with Data Management

Ready to discuss expanding your Tableau deployment? Tableau Data Management unlocks enterprise functionality to deliver even more data prep power and control. Tableau has several subscription plans available to fit your needs and more easily procure and deploy these capabilities.

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Plans and pricing



Now more than ever, people need access to data to do their jobs better, but not everyone has the same relationship with data. Tableau provides the right set of capabilities for every role and skill level – and people love to use it. Get the analytics platform that drives greater success at scale and advances your digital transformation by making it easier and more cost-effective to empower everyone with trusted and governed data.


Hosting options


Tableau Cloud

Tableau-hosted

A Tableau-hosted site is the fastest way to get started with Tableau. It’s the best option for most individuals and new users.


Tableau Server

Self-hosted

Self-hosted, Tableau Server is best if you have IT resources and want to host Tableau in your own IT infrastructure.

Licence types

Tableau Creator
$70 €70 £56 ¥8,400 kr700 $98 User/month
Billed annually

Connect your data, build vizzes and publish dashboards in Tableau Desktop. Every deployment requires one Creator.


Tableau Explorer
$42 €42 £34 ¥5,040 kr420 $59 User/month
Billed annually

Edit existing dashboards. Available for teams and organisations.


Tableau Viewer
$15 €15 £12 ¥1,800 kr150 $21 User/month
Billed annually

Access existing dashboards. Available for teams and organisations.