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Overview - Tableau/Tableau Reader - DAY

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[Applies to: Daymon Worldwide] 
 

Summary 

This is an overview of Tableau/Tableau Reader. 

 

Name: 

  • Tableau 
     
     
  • Tableau Reader 
     
     
  • Tableau Desktop 

Application Owner: 

Support Owner: 

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Summary: 

  • Tableau Desktop is the desktop application used to create data visualization dashboard workbooks. User license must be requested. 
  • Tableau Reader is the free end-user application that is used to view the workbook. 
  • Upgrades to the newest version of the software – Desktop (included in license fee), Reader (free) 
  • Tableau Desktop is not backwards compatible. If a workbook is created in v8.3, then it cannot be opened in an older version of the software (Desktop or Reader). However, if a workbook is created in an older version of Tableau Desktop, it CAN be opened in the newer versions of the software (Desktop or Reader). 

Client Users: 

n/a 

User Method of Access: 

  • A Tableau Desktop license must be requested and secured prior to using the software. 
  • Tableau Workbook (*.twbx) can be accessed/downloaded via email or Box depending on the size of the file. 
  • Tableau Reader must be downloaded to the user's machine. This is a free application that can be downloaded from Tableau’s website. 

Process for Requesting/Modifying Access: 

  • Any user can have access to the Free Tableau Reader to open/view workbooks created in Tableau Desktop. 
  • For Tableau Desktop, user must email a request for a license (must include cost center and manager approval (if applicable)), as the desktop version is a per seat application. No Enterprise licensing is available. 
  • Contact Cindy Mao cmao@daymon.com 

Authentication Method: 

n/a 

System Requirements: 

Tableau Desktop: 

Windows 

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, or XP sp3; or Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, or 2003 R2 (on x86 or x64 chipsets) 
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows2 
  • Minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor3 
  • 2 GB memory 
  • 250 megabytes minimum free disk space 
  • 32-bit color depth recommended 
  • Note: Internet Explorer 6 is not supported. 
     

Mac 

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) 
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) 
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) 
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) 
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) 
  • OS X 10.8.1 or later (10.8.6 or later recommended) 
  • 2 GB memory 
  • 500 MB available disk space 

 

Tableau Reader: 

Windows 

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7,Vista, XP, Server 2012, Server 2008, Server 2003 
  • 2 GB memory 
  • 56 megabytes minimum free disk space 
  • 32-bit color depth recommended 
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 

Mac 

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) 
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) 
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) 
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) 
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) 
  • OS X 10.8.1 or later (10.8.6 or later recommended) 
  • 2 GB memory 
  • 500 MB available disk space 

 

Common Issues/Fixes: 

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