Connect to a Data Source in Tableau

Here we will see how to connect with a Data source Like MS Excel:

When we install Tableau Desktop it provides a Sample Data of a Superstore by default to practice and Learn Tableau:
That is available in your tableau folder on following location:
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2020.1\defaults\Datasources\Sample - Superstore.xlsx

We will practice all the exercise and Learn through this data in this and upcoming posts:

Lets follow the below points to connect to the data source to the Tableau
1. Open Tableau Desktop by clicking on Desktop Icon or from Start Menu.
2. Click on Microsoft Excel from the left "Connect Pane" -> It will popup the File Explorer.
3. Navigate to the following location C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2020.1\defaults\Datasources and Choose Sample - Superstore.xlsx and then Click on "Open" Button.

Datasource Connection

4. It will take you to Datasource screen -> you have successfully connected to Data source
5. Now Choose Any Sheet by double clicking or drag and drop from "Sheets Pane" available on left side

Superstore Data Connection