Installation of Tableau

The following steps teach you how to download and install the tableau in your system. Tableau is available in two versions:

  1. Tableau Public(Free).
  2. Tableau Desktop(Commercial).

Installation of Tableau Public

The Tableau public is free and open-source software that can be connected to Excel and other text file data sources, and you can publish only in the Tableau public profile. Data and Visualizations are not secure as it is available in public.

You can use the Tableau public for personal level and not for professional and enterprise level. You cannot obtain the data from the different data sources as it is connected to Excel and text files.

  • Navigate to
  • You will find the below page, enter your Mail id to download the application.

  • Once you enter the Mail id, the download will start automatically.
  • Save the TableauPublicDesktop-64bit-yyyy-mm-dd file in your project directory.
  • Once you click on the TableauPublicDesktop-64bit-yyyy-mm-dd file, it will start installing in your system.
  • You will find the below welcome page, click on the checkbox, and then click Install.
  • The installation of Tableau software is in progress as shown below.
  • After the successful installation of Tableau, you can find the Tableau Icon on your start menu as below.
  • Tableau page will look like as below.
  • Click on the Open from Tableau Public, and then create your profile for free.

Tableau Workspace and Navigation

Installation of Tableau Desktop

Tableau desktop is a professional version, you can connect this to any data sources including databases and web applications. You can save the data files as a local file and can be published in Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

The Data and Visualization are secured and the data can be extracted from various data sources and stored as a Tableau extract file.

  • Navigate to
  • You will find the below page, click on Try it for free.
  • On the next page, enter your business mail id and click on Download Free Trial.
  • The download will start automatically after entering the business mail id, save the downloaded .exe file in your project folder.
  • Open the downloaded .exe file and accept the terms and conditions and click on Install.
  • After the successful completion of the installation, the Tableau registration window will open, enter the valid credential in it and click on start trial.
  • You can see a Tableau icon in your system, once you click on it, the Tableau Desktop workspace will be seen below.
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