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Tableau Desktop is a data visualization tool that helps us get actionable insights about data fast. It differs from Tableau Server in that it provides users with the ability to develop comprehensive, interactive workbooks and dashboards to fulfill their academic or business requirements.

  1. Tableau Creator is subscription-ware starting at $70 per user per month. There is a free trial available. See the developer's website for details.
  2. Sep 30, 2020 All versions and editions of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep Builder and Tableau Reader; Macs with Apple Silicon processors Resolution Tableau is actively working on a version of Tableau that will run under Rosetta 2 emulation mode on Apple devices with Apple Silicon processors and more details will be shared in the near future.
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You can use the Microsoft SQL Server connector to connect Tableau to Microsoft SQL Server PDW and, starting with Tableau 9.0.3, to connect to Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Follow these steps to install the Microsoft SQL Server driver for your Mac computer. Close Tableau Desktop.

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop is our primary tool for creating data visualizations. To learn more about Tableau Desktop and the way it works, we recommend watching the brief video below, provided by Tableau Software.

Which version of Tableau Desktop should I be using?

At this time, all Tableau Desktop users should be using version 2020.3.4 or older (e.g., 2018.1.2, 10.4.1, 9.3.9, etc.). Tableau has recently changed its versioning to be identified by year and will continue to produce updates with this syntax.

Where can I download Tableau Desktop?

Before downloading Tableau Desktop, please make sure that your computer meets the following recommended requirements. If you need assistance with verifying the requirements of your computer, please contact your respective IT support staff.


  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD processors released in 2011 or later (CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets)
  • 1366 by 768 screen resolution or higher


  • macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, or macOS Catalina 10.15
  • 64-bit Intel processors released in 2011 or later (CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets; M1 processors are not yet supported)
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • 1366 by 768 screen resolution or higher
We recommend downloading Tableau Desktop from In the Product Downloads section, click to download the appropriate Tableau Desktop installer version (i.e., Windows 64-bit or Mac). Starting with version 10.5, Tableau Desktop will no longer be supported on Windows 32-bit operating systems. To determine which version of Windows you're using (i.e., 32-bit or 64-bit), please refer to this article, provided by Microsoft.

If you do not have a Tableau Desktop license, you will be able to use the software during a free 14-day trial before you will be required to enter a product key to continue using the application.

How do I install Tableau Desktop?

Installing Tableau Desktop is easy. Just open the installer that was downloaded from Tableau's Alternate Downloads Site, and follow the steps provided. If you have already purchased a Tableau Desktop license, you will be asked to enter it and activate your software at the time of installation. If you need to access data managed by SAP HANA, please refer to our SAP HANA resources page.

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How can I purchase a license?

With a license for Tableau Desktop, you will be able to connect to 40+ data sources, including Microsoft Excel files, and the University's central database management system, SAP HANA. Additionally, you will receive a year of updates and support provided by Tableau. Per Tableau's End User License Agreement (EULA), each license can be used on up to two different machines.

For more information about purchasing a Tableau Desktop license, please contact [email protected]

How do I connect to SAP HANA with Tableau Desktop?

If already have access to SAP HANA, follow the applicable steps for your operating system:

For more information about SAP HANA, check out our SAP HANA resources page.

I'm having trouble with Tableau Desktop. Help!

Sometimes you may receive an error or experience issues when connecting to SAP HANA through Tableau Desktop. In these instances, we recommend that you check out our troubleshooting page.

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If, after troubleshooting, you continue having problems with Tableau Desktop, please contact us.

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What training resources do I have access to?

Tableau offers many free online resources as well as specialized resources. This includes:

In addition, we recommend that you check out the following resources to help you along the way:

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I still have questions. Who can I contact?

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For questions, or to get more information about Tableau Desktop, please contact us.