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Finding Your Tableau Version and Build Number


Published: 10 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 30 Oct 2019

Question

How to find the version and build number of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep Builder, Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep Builder 
  • Tableau Online
  • 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 Prep Builder

 For Windows

  1. Open Tableau Prep Builder
  2. Select Help > About Tableau Prep Builder
For Mac
  1. Open Tableau Prep Builder
  2. Click Tableau Prep Builder in the menu bar > About Tableau Prep Builder

For Tableau Online 

Click the question mark icon in the upper right hand corner and select About Tableau Online. 
Screenshot of the menu that displays when the question mark icon is clicked

For Tableau Server

Option 1: Use the Tableau Server UI

  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 tsm (Windows versions 2018.2 or later. Linux all versions)

  1. If on Windows, on the computer running Tableau Server, open the Command Prompt window as an administrator.
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command: tsm version


Option 3: Use tabadmin (Windows versions 2018.1 or earlier)

  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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