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Connect to and Prepare Data > Set Up Data Sources
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.

Plan the Data Source

Join Your Data

Blend Your Data

Union Your Data

Connect to a Custom SQL Query

Use a Stored Procedure

Use Recommended Data Sources and Tables

Convert a Field to a Date Field

Pivot Data from Columns to Rows

Clean Your Data with Data Interpreter

Split a Field into Multiple Fields

Filter Data from Data Sources

Understand Field Type Detection and Naming Improvements

Extract Your Data