Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep helps you clean up your data before analysis

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Tableau Prep Builder

Tableau Prep is used to to build data preparation workflows. You can clean, combine data sets using data joins and data unions, create calculated fields, pivot data sets

Tableau Prep Conductor

Tableau Prep Conductor is used to run the data flows on the server in a shared environment using the benefits of a collaboration environment


Tableau Prep is included in the Tableau Creator License.
Tableau Data Management Add-On: $5.50 user/month, billed annually, min. quantity 100 users required for all Creators, Explorers, and Viewers on a Server deployment


Unified view for your data

In one single unified view you can see the data preparation workflow on the top of the screen with all the data preparation steps (join, union, pivot). In the middle you can see the columns profiles and statistics.
On the bottom side you can see the raw data grid.

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It’s easy. First, connect to the data set, either files (Microsoft Excel) or data bases (amazon Red shift, IBM DB 2, Microsoft SQL, Vertica, Oracle, SAP Han and many others) and bring tables or sheets to the data pane. You can combine data from multiple data source types. New data sets can be added to the data preparation flow at any stage. You can also use the Data Interpret or that works the same as in Tableau Desktop.

Before performing unions or joins, it is likely that you need some cleaning operations on your data: removing fields, changing data types, creating calculated field, splitting columns, remove numbers, letters or punctuation, trim spaces, make uppercase or lowercase, group values.


Once the data is clean, you can pivot, aggregate, join, union data. Tableau Prep will show you the immediate results of any action you perform on the data.

Tableau Prep Conductor is part of Data Management Add-On to the Tableau Server. You can publish and run on Tableau Server or Tableau Online the flows previously built with Tableau Prep.



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