Additional Resources for Tableau

Tableau Web Site Resources

  • Quick Start Guides
    1-2 page “cheat sheets” for getting something done (e.g., data connections, visualizations, calculations, formatting).
  • Client forum
    Great place to ask Tableau questions and get fast replies from other users and Tableau people.
  • Tableau’s knowledge base
    Can't find what you are looking for? Search for it in Tableau’s knowledge base.
  • On-Demand Training videos are recorded sessions available whenever you are. Learn online at your own pace in introductory, advanced, server, and chart type topics.
  • Live Online Training have real-time online learning sessions that are instructor led and scheduled for a specific date, time and topic.
  • Product Demo
    Watch a live 20 minute product demo where you can ask questions (see the schedule on the web page for future times) or watch one of these recorded demos anytime.
  • New features of the latest Tableau version
    See what the latest version of Tableau has to offer.
  • Solutions
    Examples by industry, departments, etc. (e.g., education reporting, higher education, communications analysis).
  • Whitepapers
    Get information on emerging business intelligence, how to set up a dashboard, data visualization, etc.
  • Webinars
    Watch on-demand or join live to hear industry thought leaders discuss the latest trends.
  • Groups Find a Tableau group by location or community.
    • Newbie A great resource for new users of Tableau Desktop.
    • Indianapolis Tableau user group located in Indy.
    • Higher Ed Tableau user group focused on Higher Education.
  • Calculation Reference Library
    The community resource for finding, gathering and collaborating on Tableau calculations.
  • Visual Gallery
    Shows the most beautiful, powerful, and interesting Tableau visualizations ever created.
  • Certification
    Get certified in Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server.

Other Resources and Tips

  • Viz Whiz - Andy Kriebel's blog. A collection of Tableau vizualizations and stories.
  • Perceptual Edge Stephen Few's blog. Good examples of visualizations and discussions on bad charts.

Tip for New Users: Take existing charts and reports (e.g., Excel pivot tables or charts) and mimic them in Tableau, instead of looking at a blank canvas).