Which Tableau Product do I need?
- Tableau Desktop (Creator license): the full licensed version of the software used to create visualisations and other content, such as dashboards and data sources.
- Tableau Desktop Free trial version: upon registration with Tableau you can receive a 14-day trial to evaluate the Tableau Desktop software.
- Tableau Desktop Public: free to download, acts as Tableau Creator Desktop, limited in the number of data connectors, total data size and ways of sharing.
- Web-edit view on Tableau Server: a free but limited way to explore data a Tableau Server Site. A developer needs to create content (dashboard/workbook/data source) in a Tableau Desktop and then publish it to the Tableau Server. Special web-edit permissions must also be applied to a viewer of the content to grant the web-editing permissions or to connect to a data source and create their own visualisations. No need to download any software, all manipulations are done via the web-browser.
How to get Tableau and/or a Tableau license?
Contact OTS Statewide Data Analytics at OTS AppDM Statewide Analytics OTSAppDMStatewideAnalytics@la.gov. A member of the team will work with you to gather the necessary information to submit a request to provide state Tableau resources to you.
How to get Tableau installed on your desktop or laptop?
Submit a Customer Service Ticket Portal: otssupport.la.gov or by calling locally to 225-219-6900 or Toll Free to 844-219-6900.
How to be on your department's statewide server and Tableau Site?
Contact your chain of command and submit a request to the Site Administrator for departments' Site. If you do not know who the Site Administrator(s) for your Site is please contact OTS Statewide Data Analytics at OTS AppDM Statewide Analytics OTSAppDMStatewideAnalytics@la.gov.
What are Tableau Site Roles?
For more in depth descriptions or information on the capabilities of each role, please refer to https://www.tableau.com/.