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Need Help Installing Tableau?

Modified on: 2018-11-08 16:52:29 +0200


Tableau is a platform that will let you easily explore different ways of visually representing data.


Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install Tableau Desktop.


Microsoft Windows

Step 1: Click here to download Tableau Desktop from their website.

If the download does not start automatically, you can click on one of the two links provided on their site, depending on your operating system.


Step 2: Once the download has completed, open the executable file your system will have downloaded. Read the Licence Terms available via the link in the installer window, and then follow the prompts to begin the installation.


Step 3: Once the installation is complete you will need to restart your computer. You can do this by clicking on “Restart.”

Step 4: After your computer has restarted, open the Tableau app using the icon provided on your desktop or start menu.

Step 5: Click on “Activate Tableau.”

Step 6: Enter the Product Key that was provided to you and click on “Activate.”

Tableau Desktop has now been installed and is ready for use.


Apple Mac

Step 1:  Click here to download Tableau Desktop from their website.

If the download does not start automatically, you can click on one of the two links provided on their site, depending on your operating system.


Step 2: Once the download is complete, open the PKG installer.

Step 3: Follow the prompts to install Tableau.

Step 4: Read the End User Licence Agreement and click “Continue” to accept.

Step 5: Continue through the prompts and let the installation complete.

Step 6: Click on “Activate”.

Step 7: Enter the Product Key that was provided to you and click on “Activate.”

Tableau Desktop has now been installed and is ready for use.


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