Tableau getting started guide

Do-IT yourself install guide for Tableau desktop and other resources for new Tableau users.

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Article Contents:

Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder Install Instructions Tableau User Group (TUG) information Tableau Server Training Resources

Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder Install Instructions

  1. Obtain your product key from the Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence (EDBI) Team. This will be a time sensitive Box file sent to you and will be needed in step #3.

  2. Click on the link below for which product you are downloading: Download Tableau Desktop - the latest version of Tableau Desktop as approved by OIT. Download Tableau Prep Builder

  3. Once the file above has finished downloading, follow these detailed instructions to install and register your product.

  4. If you encounter any issues installing, please contact the EDBI Team:

Tableau User Group (TUG) information

Join us for our monthly 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 for upcoming meetings and information. All Tableau desktop licenses holders are automatically added to the tableau users group. For more information, visit

Tableau Server

Tableau server can be accessed via For more information, visit

Training Resources

Tableau Learning Tableau Training Videos

Keywords:Tableau Data Visualization installation instruction   Doc ID:105114
Owner:Omer P.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-08-20 07:27 CSTUpdated:2020-11-19 10:26 CST
Sites:Rice University
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