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Applies to: Tableau Desktop

Other Files

This topic describes how to connect Tableau to supported file types, including Tableau Data Extract files and Tableau Workbooks.

  1. Start Tableau and under Connect, select Other Files.

  2. In the Open dialog box, navigate to and select a file.

  3. Select Open.

  4. (Optional) Select the default data source name at the top of the page, and then enter a unique data source name for use in Tableau. For example, use a data source naming convention that helps other users of the data source figure out which data source to connect to.

  5. Select the sheet tab to start your analysis.

Tableau Data Extract data source example

Here is an example of a Tableau Data Extract file data source using Tableau Desktop on a Windows computer:


See also

Set Up Data Sources – Add more data to this data source or prepare your data before you analyze it.

Design Views and Analyze Data – Begin your data analysis.