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What is Tableau?

Tableau is a dynamic, interactive reporting, business intelligence, data visualization software tool produced by Tableau Software. This type of software is used primarily for analysis, prediction and forecasting through the use of interactive visualization via charts, graphs, and other analytic tools - allowing a larger audience to find answers in data. Tableau has been identified as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms.

In 2014, the University recognized the growing interest and use of Tableau as a core data visualization tool across the University.

Please use this site to reference your Tableau questions and needs.

Current Tableau Server Version 2020.2.1*

News & Events

Tableau Server Maintenance Release

June 8, 2020

Tableau Server Upgrade to 2020.2.1

  • Testing will begin 6/9/2020.
  • Testing must be completed by:  6/24/2020
  • Test URL:
  • Production Upgrade date (database will be off-line during the upgrade): 6/27/2020 at 10:00M.

v2020.2.1 Release notes from Tableau

Duke Tableau User's Group Meeting Dec. 4th

November 5, 2019

Please mark your calendar for the next Duke Tableau User's Group meeting Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm in University Tower Room 118.

How Do I Get Tableau?

There are several options available for viewing, creating, and publishing Tableau content.

Learn about the options now!

Where Can I Get Help?

You may review our training materials section or our support information for additional assistance.

Test Drive Tableau

Test drive Tableau using the interactive visualization. Visit Tableau's Viz Gallery to interact with more examples.

How to Get Tableau 
Including which version is right for you.

Using Tableau
Referencing important details regarding navigation, gaining access, appropriate roles, and responsiblities of devlopers and publishers.

Lists numerous ways to learn how to use the software.

Support Information 
This section includes server maintenance and whom to contact about what.