Technical Specifications

Operating Systems


  • Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space


  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 and macOS Mojave 10.14
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
  • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11 on Windows
  • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later

Data Sources

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
  • JSON files
  • PDF
  • Spatial files (ESRI Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo)
  • Statistical files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
  • Odata
  • Google Sheets
  • Web Data Connectors

Virtual Environments

  • VMWare | Citrix | Hyper-V | Parallels
  • Tableau's products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying operating system and hardware."


Our products are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The interface and documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese.