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Finding Your Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server Version and Build Number


Published: 10 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 18 Sep 2017

Question

How to find the version and build number of Tableau Server or Tableau Desktop.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader
  • Tableau Public

Answer

For Tableau Desktop

For Windows
  1. Open Tableau Desktop
  2. Select Help > About Tableau 
For Mac
  1. Open Tableau Desktop
  2. Click the bolded "Tableau" file name in the menu bar > About
The version, build number, and bitness will appear towards the top of the About Tableau window:

Screenshot of the "about Tableau" window with version, build number and bitness highlighted

For Tableau Server

Option 1: Use the Tableau Server UI

For Mac and Windows:
  1. After signing in to Tableau Server, click the information icon in the top right corner:

    User-added image

  2. Select About Tableau Server.

Option 2: Use tabadmin (Windows)

  1. On the computer running Tableau Server, open the Command Prompt window as an administrator and navigate to the Tableau Server bin folder:
    • By default, this folder will be "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin"
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command: tabadmin version

For Tableau Reader and the Tableau Public app

For Windows
  1. Open Tableau Reader or the Tableau Public app
  2. Select Help > About Tableau 
For Mac
  1. Open Tableau Reader or the Tableau Public app
  2. Click the bold "Tableau" file name in the menu bar > About
The version, build number, and bitness will appear towards the top of the About Tableau window, similar to the above Tableau Desktop steps.

Additional Information

The Tableau license is not version specific. When you have an up-to-date maintenance agreement, you can upgrade to the latest version at any time.
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