Using Marketplace Datasets with Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop makes it simple to import and analyze data from various sources. You can import Marketplace datasets and combine them with other data.

Step 1: Download Tableau Desktop

Note that if you already have Tableau Desktop or Tableau Public installed, you should skip this step.

Click on the link below to open the Tableau Desktop download page. Follow the instructions on that page to download and install Tableau Desktop.

Download Tableau Desktop

Step 2: Open the Service Explorer

You must select the data to import into Tableau Desktop. From the Dataset Detail Page, click the link labeled Explore this Dataset to go to the Service Explorer for the dataset you previously selected.

Step 3: Construct a Query

In the Service Explorer, you can enter parameters on the left-hand side to filter the data you will import.

If you wish, click the Preview button to see what data will be imported into Tableau Desktop. Note that each time you preview data it will consume one transaction against your subscription.

Step 4: Import into Tableau Desktop

In the Service Explorer, click the Export tab. Then select the Tableau Desktop radio button and click the Download button.

When prompted by your web browser, click Open to open Tableau Desktop. The Tableau Desktop window will open.

Step 5: Enter Your Account Key

You will be prompted to enter your Marketplace Account Key. Open the Marketplace Account Keys page and copy an account key to your clipboard and paste it in the Account Key text box in Tableau.