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Did you know you can copy and paste data into Tableau?



A new feature in Tableau 5.0 desktop allows you to cut and paste data direct into Tableau for the fastest possible analysis.


Simply find some data, from a spreadsheet, or table in a web page – and copy the data.


Tableau then offers a paste feature on the EDIT menu:




You’ll probably want to clear the sheet immediately after pasting as Tableau typically predicts the visualisation you’d like, and unusually for Tableau – it tends to get it wrong.


Clear the sheet using the toolbar button:




Happy pasting





Tom Brown

London, UK

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