Welcome to Tableau Desktop

We're excited to have you.

The steps and resources below are what you need to start your journey with Tableau Desktop. You'll also find additional resources to continue your learning at the bottom of the page. Viz on!

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 Viz

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 Viz

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

Watch: Sorting, Grouping, Filtering

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 Vizzes Into a Dashboard

Combine multiple vizzes 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 & Collaborate

Don't keep your vizzes and insights to yourself - share them with your colleagues. Tableau Server or Tableau Online allows you to publish vizzes 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.

More resources to continue your journey

Resources
In-person training

Prefer to learn in a classroom environment? We've got you covered. Three levels of Tableau Desktop courses offered in cities across the world, or in virtual classrooms.

Resources
Live Online Training

Join a webinar-style training with a product expert. Various topics offered each week.

Resources
Free Training Videos

Free bite-sized training videos on a variety of topics.

Tableau Conference

Join us October 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV for the analytics event of the year