Save Workbooks to Tableau Public

If you want to share your data discoveries with the world outside of your organization, you can save your workbook to Tableau Public, a free cloud service. On Tableau Public, anyone can interact with your views, or download your workbooks or data sources. For information, go to the Tableau Public website.

Save a workbook

  1. With your workbook open in Tableau Desktop, select Server > Tableau Public > Save to Tableau Public.

    Note: This option is available only if you’ve created a viz that contains at least one field.

  2. Sign in using your Tableau Public account.

    If you don’t have an account, select the link to create a new one.

  3. Type a name for the workbook and click Save.

    When you save a workbook to Tableau Public, the publishing process creates an extract of the data connection.

    Tip: The title becomes part of your view’s metadata. Use a unique title that will help others find it when they search. (The title shown in the image is a good example of how not to name your workbook.)

    Save to Tableau Public, give your workbook a descriptive title so others can find it.

    After the workbook is published, you are redirected to your account on the Tableau Public website(Link opens in a new window).

On your profile page on Tableau Public, do any of the following to customize your profile:

  • Hover the pointer over a viz to get access to actions such as selecting it as your featured viz, or hiding, downloading, or deleting it.

  • Hover the pointer over a viz and then select View to open the viz’s home page. There you can select Edit Details to customize metadata such as workbook name and description, add a permalink, and change other settings.

  • To get a link to share on social media or code to embed in a web page, display a view, and then click Share at the bottom of the view. (You can get links and embed code for other Tableau Public users’ views this way, too.)

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