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Applies to: Tableau Desktop

Set Up Data Sources

After you connect to your data, use the Data Source page to set up the data source and prepare your data for analysis. There are many optional configurations that you can make before you begin your analysis. The configurations that you make on the Data Source page creates the data source that Tableau uses to interpret and interact with your data.

The topics in this section describe how to use these configurations in order to optimize your data source for analysis.