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4 steps to success with Tableau

STEP 1: Download and Install Tableau
If you haven’t already, please download Tableau from your Customer Center and add in your license key. The Customer Center is where you go to manage you licenses, download software and keep track of your maintenance status. To login, use the email address and password sent as part of your delivery instructions. Installing Tableau on your Windows PC or laptop should be just a matter of a few clicks. If you have any difficulties or questions, please see our Knowledge Base article.

STEP 2: Get Data and Create Your First Analytical Results
Once you’ve installed and started Tableau, you’ll see the Tableau start page. Click on “Connect to data” in the application. Follow the simple prompts to access your preferred data source. Once Tableau reads your data, control+click on 1 or 2 dimensions and 1 or 2 measures. Click on “Show Me” in the top menu bar. Tableau will create your first visualization.

Now start dragging and dropping other dimensions or measures the Tableau shelves. Don’t have a specific data source in mind? Use one of our sample workbooks found on the bottom part of the Tableau start page. Or check out our Product Tour for a quick introduction.

STEP 3: Learn More about Using Tableau
You’ll find a tremendous number of resources to help you get the most out of Tableau:

STEP 4: Share your success and advance your skills.
We’ve got lots of other ways for you to connect with other Tableau users and team members.

Our goal is to help you be successful with Tableau. It’s part of our mission. If there’s anything we can do to help you get more from your Tableau licenses, let us know.

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For more information about resources and opportunities to extend Tableau in your organization, please contact your Account Manager or email us at info@tableau.com.

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