Welcome to your Tableau Online trial

Learn how to use your trial site in a few easy steps

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The steps below will help introduce you to your Tableau Online trial. Learn how to connect to your data, build views and dashboards, and share your site with the rest of your team. Need additional resources to evaluate the full Tableau Platform? We've got you covered!

Get to know your trial site

Watch this short video to get familiar with Tableau Online. Learn to navigate your new site and explore how content is organised. For more in-depth information, check out our tour your Tableau site article.

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Connect to data

Adding data to your site is the first step to analysing data, and analysing your data is why you're here! Connect to data directly from Tableau Online by uploading files, connecting to web-based data sources, or using a Dashboard Starter. You can also publish data to your site using Tableau Desktop.

Need data?

Sometimes finding the right data to help evaluate a BI solution is hard. Downloading these CSV files and uploading them to your trial site can help. Don't worry. We’ve chosen some fun ones for you to explore.

  1. Wines data source
  2. New York City Airbnb data source
  3. Superstore data source

Once downloaded, go to your site, click Create workbook and upload one of the files. You'll be able to start asking data questions right away.

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Create workbooks

Creating a workbook allows you to share live data and interactive dashboards with team members while ensuring your data remains up to date and secure. You either build a workbook directly in your Tableau Online site or build it in Tableau Desktop and publish it to your site. Learn how:

Share your trial site

You’re not the only one in your organisation who needs powerful and intuitive analytics. Don’t keep it all to yourself. It’s time to begin adding users to your Tableau Online trial site. Add up to 25 users to your Tableau Online trial site and empower your team to browse, publish, edit content and collaborate around trusted data. When you purchase Tableau Online, you can add thousands!

Add new users

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Organise content

Your trial site is a blank slate when you first start, but there are some easy ways to provide a little structure. Organising the content in your trial site is essential to help your team find and use the information they need. Learn how:

Create projects

Projects help you hold and organise related resources. Often, site admins create high-level projects tied to your company’s organisational structure (i.e. by department). Teams in each department can then create sub-projects with designated project leaders.

Learn how to create projects

User roles

Ask yourself, what capabilities do your people need to be successful? Tailor each user’s role based on how they will interact with your site.

See how to set user site roles

Group users together

Often, similarly situated people in your organisation will need access to the same kinds of content. For example, the Finance team usually need to access the same data sources and workbooks. Arrange users into groups according to what they’ll need to do.

Create user groups


The power of the Tableau Community

One of the best features of Tableau Online is the Tableau Community. We have the most passionate, engaged and helpful community out there. Network, ask questions, share ideas and hear what's coming next.

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Your site is waiting

Log in to your trial site now. Use what you've learned to ask and answer questions of your data.

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