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 visualizing data.

See Tableau Desktop in Action

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 visualization

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

Watch: Build a Visualization

Additional reading: Viz Building Basics

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

Refine your visualization

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

Watch: Sorting, Grouping, Filtering

See what others are doing



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Build a map

Getting your location data on a map is easy as dragging and dropping. Learn how to see your geographic 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 or Tableau Online allows you to publish visualizations 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 effectively analyze it 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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Contact us

Let's chat about deploying Tableau to your team or organization.

Register your trial

Need help starting your free trial? Follow these easy steps:

  1. Download Tableau Desktop. If you've already downloaded it, locate the file on your computer
  2. Open downloaded file and follow prompts to install Tableau Desktop
  3. Once installed, open Tableau Desktop and fill out registration form

You can now start exploring your data in Tableau! Scroll up on this page to find helpful ways to get started.

If you need more help installing Tableau, check out this Help article.