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Get to know your Tableau trial

We’re here to help you quickly and easily answer your burning data questions. Use your Tableau trial to bring your data together, create dashboards, and get answers—then share those insights with your team to make data-driven decisions at the speed of business.

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Get help when you need it

Access getting-started resources at any time. Get help with everything from connecting and prepping your data to building and sharing dashboards. Just log in to your Tableau trial and look for the Help topics question-mark icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

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Prepare your data

Combine, shape, and clean your data with Tableau Prep then manage your data and automate data cleansing with Tableau Data Management.

Analyze and explore

Create interactive dashboards to explore your data and uncover hidden insights on the fly with web authoring and Tableau Desktop.

Create and collaborate

Author visualizations, find and share insights, and make business-critical decisions with Tableau Server or fully-hosted Tableau Cloud

Your trial includes full access to the Tableau platform.

In your trial you can:

Combine, shape, and clean your data for analysis and create a single source of truth with Tableau Prep Builder.

Manage your data at scale with Tableau Data Management. Build trust in your data by overseeing your analytics environment—from scheduling data flows to cataloging, search, and governance.

Host, build, publish, collaborate, and share data visualizations in the cloud with Tableau Cloud. Access the latest innovations to uncover hidden insights on the fly with a platform that automatically scales with your business, no hardware or maintenance required.


Your trial does not include access to Tableau Desktop. If you’re interested in building powerful calculations, views, and dashboards locally on your computer, consider trialing Tableau Desktop.

Wait—what’s Tableau Desktop?

Our Tableau Desktop app (included with all Tableau Cloud Creator licenses) works seamlessly with Tableau Cloud to provide a faster, more responsive experience, and access to more robust analytics features. The Desktop app allows you to create calculations, views, and dashboards – all locally on your computer. You can add Tableau Desktop to your trial by downloading it here.

With Tableau Desktop you can:

  • Connect to data on-premises or in the cloud on your local machine 
  • Create data visualizations using our most robust and advanced analytics capabilities
  • Seamlessly transition between Tableau Cloud and Tableau Desktop in a few clicks

Trial Tableau Desktop. Want to prep your data for Tableau Desktop, too? Pair with a Tableau Prep Builder trial.

Got data?

Don’t let finding the right data stop you from fully evaluating Tableau. Download these CSV files and upload the sample data to your Tableau trial, then have fun exploring ways to see and understand data.

  1. Wines Data Source
  2. New York City Airbnb Data Source
  3. Superstore Data Source

Here's how: (1) Download CSV file(s); (2) Log in to your Tableau trial and click Create Workbook to upload (3) Drag and drop fields and start uncovering insights.

Schedule, track, and manage your data

Combine, shape, and clean your data for analysis with Tableau Prep Builder, included in your trial.

Keep your data up-to-date with Tableau Data Management (also included). 

  • Simplify data prep by automating scheduling, monitoring, and managing data flows using Tableau Prep Conductor.
  • Easily see what data is used by Tableau and how it connects to your analytics with Tableau Catalog. Increase data trust and discoverability by providing a complete view of external assets, lineage, and impact analysis.
Prepare data on the web

Build a dashboard

You’ve connected and prepped your data—now it’s visual analysis time. Answer questions with Tableau using dashboards and workbooks. You can build and share dashboards to collaborate with your team using live data, while ensuring your data stays up-to-date and secure. Build dashboards directly within your trial or build in Tableau Desktop and publish to your trial. Learn how to:

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Share your trial

Get a real-world Tableau experience by sharing data insights with your team. Log in to your trial to invite up to 25 users to your Tableau trial to analyze, publish, and edit data visualizations, discover insights, and evaluate Tableau as a group. Though your trial is limited to 25 people, you can add thousands when you purchase Tableau!

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See who else is discovering data insights with Tableau

You’re in good company. Tableau empowers the world’s top organizations to see and understand their data—inspiring breakthroughs and driving impact. And they all started right where you are now, in a Tableau trial.

See how companies are thriving with Tableau

Explore roles and pricing

You don’t have to be a data scientist to unlock the power of data. Tableau offers roles to fit everyone’s data needs across the business. Data-driven organizations invest in Data Culture and technology to educate and empower individuals to shift how they make decisions.

Tableau Creator

Every deployment requires at least one Creator

Discover insights with a powerful suite of products that support your end-to-end analytics workflow.

Includes: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep Builder, and one Creator license on Tableau Cloud

Best for: Anyone who will be connecting to data sources; organizing, prepping, and cleaning data; building and publishing visualizations, dashboards, and workbooks

Tableau Explorer


Explore trusted data and answer your own questions faster with full self-service analytics.

Includes: One Explorer license of Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server

Best for: Business professionals and analysts who need to quickly answer specific business questions, often beyond what’s included in high-level data reports

Tableau Viewer


View and interact with dashboards and visualizations in a secure, easy-to-use platform.

Includes: One Viewer license of Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server

Best for: Anyone who makes decisions using data in combination with their expertise

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Access your analytics anywhere

We go where you go. Use the Tableau mobile apps for Apple and Android to access your data wherever you are, whenever you need it, from whatever device.

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Organize content

Help yourself and your team find and use essential information by organizing your Tableau content. Here are a few easy ways to add structure within your Tableau trial:

Create projects

Projects help you hold and organize related resources. Site admins often create high-level projects that map to the company’s organizational structure, such as by department. Then teams within each department can create sub-projects with designated project leaders.

Learn how to create projects

Set user roles

Define what capabilities your people need to be successful. Tailor each user’s role to how they will interact with Tableau.

See how to set user site roles

Group users

People within the same or similar functions often need access to the same kinds of content. Arrange users into groups based on what they’ll need to do in Tableau. For example, create a Finance user group to give the Finance team access to the same data sources and workbooks.

Learn how to group users

Tap the power of the Tableau Community

Our favorite Tableau feature is the Tableau Community. They’re passionate, engaged, and helpful. We invite you to learn, ask questions, network, and share with the world’s greatest data community.

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Never make a data-less decision again. Get self-service data insights, fully hosted in the cloud, with Tableau.

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