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Download Views or Workbooks

Note: The download formats available to you depend on permissions granted by Tableau content owners and site administrators.

  1. At the top of a view, click Download. Or, click the download button wherever it appears on the page.

  2. Select one of the following options:

    • Image: Downloads an image of the view in .png format.

    • Data: Opens a new tab in the browser window and displays the view's data in summary and detail. You can then download the data as a comma-separated value (.csv) file.

      When downloading from a dashboard, first click the specific sheet with data you want.

    • Crosstab: Downloads the view, or the selected sheet in a dashboard, as a .csv file you can open in Microsoft Excel.

    • PDF: Downloads a PDF of the view, specific sheets from a dashboard, or specific sheets from a workbook. Under Include, select the part of the workbook you want to download. Select specific sheets or select all. Select Scaling to control the image's appearance on the PDF. Select Paper Size and Orientation.

      If you're downloading a dashboard to PDF format, web page objects aren't included.

    • Tableau Workbook: Downloads a workbook you can open with Tableau Desktop.

      You have the option of downloading the workbook to different versions of Tableau or keeping the workbook in its current version. For example, if the workbook needs to be opened in Tableau Desktop 2018.1, under Version select Tableau 10.4Download. For information about version compatibility, see Make Workbooks Compatible Between Versions.

      As an alternative, you can select Server > Open Workbook in Tableau Desktop.

Note: Downloading extremely large amounts of data can affect server performance and might not complete successfully. If you encounter these issues, try exporting the data directly from the underlying data source.