26 Tableau Features to Know from A to Z

Kristin Adderson
August 22, 2023 – 12:11am

August 22, 2023

Whether you’re a novice data analyst exploring the possibilities of Tableau or a leader with years of experience using VizQL to gain advanced insights—this is your list of key Tableau features you should know, from A to Z. Get a quick look at tools and techniques of this dynamic data visualization platform, and uncover tips, tricks, and strategies that will propel how you work with data to create impactful visualizations and make informed decisions.


Instant access to the best analytic solutions

Tableau Accelerators are ready-to-use dashboards that you can combine with your data and customize to fit your needs to help you get to data-driven insights faster. They allow you to accelerate time to value with ready-to-use and fully customizable dashboards for your unique use case, regardless of industry, department, or function. You can leverage our best practices to address 100+ use cases today. And that’s not all; you can also expand and extend accelerators with your own data sets and partner solutions.



Easily group data points to simplify analysis

Bins in Tableau group continuous data into discrete intervals, making it easier for you to visualize and analyze data through histograms and other distribution displays. They help transform complex datasets into easily interpretable patterns so you can intuitively create continuous measure groupings without writing lengthy IF statements. You can create histograms from binned dimensions to quickly see the distribution of data.

Bins in Tableau


Enhanced data trust, visibility, and discoverability 

Tableau Catalog automatically catalogs all your data assets and sources into one central list and provides metadata in context for fast data discovery. It also helps you understand data lineage and integrates features like lineage, impact analysis, data dictionary, data quality warnings, and search into your Tableau applications, helping solve these problems differently from a stand-alone catalog.  Included with Data Management.

Data Stories

Natural language insights from your data

Data Stories is a really great tool that can help you save valuable time and resources by summarizing key insights in a clear and concise manner. With its advanced features, you can easily add automated plain-language explanations to your dashboards in just a few seconds. It was designed specifically for business users, so Data Stories provides an easy-to-understand experience that is tailored to your needs. It also proactively surfaces relevant insights that may have been overlooked, making sure that you always stay on top of your game. Whether you’re an analyst or a business owner, Data Stories is the perfect solution for anyone looking to streamline their workflow and gain valuable insights into their data. 

A to Z

Check back tomorrow and read along as we highlight two new Tableau features each day.


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