Activating a Free Trial

Published: 20 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 25 Apr 2023


How to activate the 14-day free trial of Tableau Desktop.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Trial version


  1. Install Tableau Desktop as a Local Administrator.
  2. Open the Tableau Desktop application.
  3. When the Tableau Registration window opens, enter your details and click Start trial now.
Tableau Registration window

  • You don't need to enter a product key when activating the trial version of Tableau Desktop.
  • If you are unable to find your activation email, "Get started - Activate your Tableau site", please review the information in this KB for further assistance.
  • If you receive a message that your trial has ended ("We were unable to start your trial because the following error occurred: Your trial for this version has ended"), follow the steps in Activating Tableau Desktop Trial Extension to extend the trial.

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