Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web. Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web. This is a simple tutorial on how to build a dashboard with Tableau Public. Tableau Public is a free app that allows you to build data visualizations and publish them to the internet.
One of the big merits of a Tableau Dashboard is its interactivity. Therefore it usually makes more sense to embed the Tableau dashboard directly on a website rather than just working with a screenshot. In this blog post, I’ll explain how to easily embed your own Tableau dashboard or view on a website.
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Tableau Public Account
In this article, I talk about public workbooks. Public workbooks are available on Tableau Public and are – as the name suggests – available for the whole public. Therefore the first requirement is to have an account on Tableau Public. You can create such an account for free and once you’ve done that, you can upload 10 GB of your workbooks, Again, be aware that your workbooks are available for the public, so if your workbook contains sensitive data, that might not be the right place for it.
In order to upload your workbook to Tableau Public, your data has to be available as extract (and not a live connection). If you open your dashboard, you can change this setting on the Data Source tab.
2. Upload your Workbook to Tableau Public
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Once you’ve created your workbook and it is ready to be uploaded, click on Server in the main menu and choose Tableau Public > Save to Tableau Public.
A new window will pop up that asks you to sign in to your Tableau Public account. After successfully signing in, Tableau will start to upload your workbook and open the according website, once it’s done. Even though the whole workbook will be uploaded, you’ll be only able to see the view that you chose when uploading the workbook.
On your uploaded workbook, click on the small share symbol at the right bottom and a pop up will tell you the Embed Code that you need to copy.
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This code you can simply copy-paste to your website and that’s it! Below you see the result. If you want to see, how I built the chart below, you can read this article. I hope this short tutorial is helpful and if there are any questions left, please leave me a comment. Thanks for reading!