Tableau Getting Started Guide
Do-IT yourself install guide for Tableau desktop and other resources for new Tableau users.
Welcome to the Tableau Community at Rice University! Visit data.rice.edu to learn about using Tableau at Rice and more information.
Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder Install Instructions Tableau User Group (TUG) information Tableau Server Training/Self-Help Resources
Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder Install Instructions
Obtain a Tableau license key. If you don't already have a Tableau license, request a quote by creating an RT Ticket (email@example.com) to Central Procurement. If you are unsure or already have a Tableau license key assigned to you and are having issues retrieving it, please create a ticket to Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence (EDBI) Team for assistance.
Download Tableau. Click on the link below for which product you are downloading: Download Tableau Desktop - OIT suggests using Tableau Desktop 2020.4.9. Download Tableau Prep Builder - OIT suggests using Tableau Prep Builder 2020.4.1 for Windows users and 2020.3.2 for Mac users.
Once the file above has finished downloading, follow these detailed instructions to install and register your product.
If you encounter any issues installing, please contact the EDBI Team by filling out this form.
Tableau User Group (TUG) information
Join Tableau User Group meetings to stay up-to-date with Tableau updates on campus, learn tips and tricks, and see other members of the Rice community present their innovative dashboards! Keep a lookout for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming meetings and information. All Tableau desktop licenses holders are automatically added to the Tableau User Group. For more information, visit data.rice.edu/tableau-user-group
Join the Tableau Community to raise and answer questions and search for previous questions first as someone has likely run into the same issue as you have.