Learning Library

Welcome to the Learning Library. Find the name of the step that includes the process you want to learn more about. Scroll down to the next table for additional learning tutorials, videos, whitepapers, and more. Tableau help is also an excellent source of information.

Getting Started Tutorial step Topics to explore

Connect to a sample data source

Drag and drop to take a first look

Focus your results

Explore your data geographically

Drill down into the details

Build a dashboard to show your insights

Share your findings with others

Here are additional learning tutorials, videos, whitepapers, and more. Use these resources to improve your understanding of Tableau Desktop.

What do you want to do? Try this location For this type of content

Learn what things are called in the Tableau Interface

The Tableau Workspace

Labeled images of the Tableau User Interface (UI).

Find more tutorials and follow along using sample data

Build-It-Yourself Exercises

Short how-to type walk throughs about how to create popular chart types, and explain when you might want to use each type, including:

  • Bar charts
  • Text tables
  • Line charts
  • Scatter plots
  • Heat maps
  • Histograms
  • Gantt charts
  • Pie charts
  • Treemaps
  • Box plots
  • Packed bubble charts
  • Maps

Find examples of best practices for data visualization

Visual Best Practices

Best Practices for Effective Dashboards

Best Practices for Telling Great Stories

Best Practices for Designing Accessible Views

Best Practices for Published Data Sources

  • How to create great looking visualizations.

  • How to design effective dashboards that help discover key insights and speed up decision making.

  • How to tell a great story using Tableau story points.

  • How to create visualizations that are accessible by users with visual or physical impairments.

  • How to use published data sources to make your data available for analysis.

Get more context about Tableau products before you start to work


In-depth discussions about best practices, industry trends, and what’s next in data analysis.

Find online or in-person training

Learn and Training

Take free online, on-demand training courses or sign up for in-classroom training to deepen your expertise.

Find out about working with Tableau in the context of your system configuration or in combination with other products from other companies

Knowledge Base

Content created in response to support calls, designed to help use Tableau in specific environments or scenarios.
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