• Tableau Prep: Add Table Calculations - especially Index() and PreviousValue()

    302 votes
    This is my number one ask: Please add Index() and PreviousValue() functions to Tableau Prep.  This would also require the ability to define a sort (covered by https://community.tableau.com/ideas/8715 ) prior to ...
    Joshua Milligan
    last modified by Joshua Milligan
  • apply clean step to multiple fields at the same time

    5 votes
    I'd love the ability to apply the same cleaning step to multiple fields at the same time. So I would be able to multi select the fields and then make them all upper case, or lower case, or remove punctuation from them...
    Kate Brown
    last modified by Kate Brown
  • Add JSON File connector to Tableau Prep

    131 votes
    Please add the JSON parsing capability To Tableau Prep, just like Tableau Desktop
    Frederic Pinchon
    last modified by Frederic Pinchon
  • Tableau Prep - Connect to REST APIs

    22 votes
    Prep would be the perfect tool to reach out and pull in data from across the web and process it for use in Tableau. Desktop doesn't really allow me to do this - Web Data Connector isn't nearly convenient enough. So ...
    Sheel Bhatiani
    last modified by Sheel Bhatiani
  • Tableau Prep: Make joining not-exactly-matching dates easier

    4 votes
    Here are 4 related use cases where joining on dates could become easier in Tableau Prep:   1) Joining dates of different date levels. We've got data set A at the facility/month level (where month is a Date data ...
    Jonathan Drummey
    last modified by Jonathan Drummey
  • Add Record ID / Index feature in Tableau Prep

    233 votes
    Adding a unique record ID to data has a number of use cases:   1. Identifying the original sort order of the data (which might be meaningful for various uses). 2. Generating a single column primary key when the...
    Jonathan Drummey
    last modified by Jonathan Drummey
  • Keep only valid values in Tableau Prep Builder

    0 votes
    It would be great if there was a way to keep only valid values from a step. For example, If I have a field where I let Tableau Prep know that it is an email data role it can then tell me if a value is valid or not. &...
    Jason May
    last modified by Jason May
  • Support NUMERIC type from BigQuery

    84 votes
    Support NUMERIC type from BigQuery.
    Jiayu Xu
    last modified by Jiayu Xu
  • Tableau Prep: Flow Summary Overview

    57 votes
    What is your idea?   Have an easy to read summary of all the actions/changes as the data moves through the flow that can be exported into a PDF with supporting diagrams. Can be as simple as take existing step n...
    Neil Miller
    last modified by Neil Miller
  • Tableau Prep Script - Provide the ability to pass arguments to the function

    4 votes
    In the first implementation of Tableau Prep scripting step(2019.3.1), we are not able to pass any additional arguments to the script function. Consider below example where I want to sort the output data by descending ...
    last modified by JOSE CHERIAN
  • Prep Script step support multiple input streams (each stream creates a separate data frame)

    4 votes
    The Script step in v2019.3 is a really tremendous addition to Prep's capabilities. A way to make it even better would be to allow a script step to accept inputs from multiple streams. Here are some use cases:   ...
    Jonathan Drummey
    last modified by Jonathan Drummey
  • Tableau Prep: Multi Table Joins

    29 votes
    Problem: Joining more than two table in tableau Prep is more frustrating that I feel that it needs to be. Currently I have to create a unique join step for every table that I want to add to a join.  For example j...
    Steven Davic
    last modified by Steven Davic
  • Tableau Connector for Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

    8 votes
    There is currently no default connector for Microsoft Cosmos DB. Looking at the forum this has been asked for a few times, with no idea raised.   There is currently an ODBC driver, that doesn't work with most se...
    chris monger
    last modified by chris monger
  • Tableau Prep: Specify Data Import Starting Row for Excel Spreadsheets

    196 votes
    To make Tableau and Tableau prep more useful, there needs to be an option to bypass the data interpreter and be able to manually choose which line to start importing data for excel spreadsheets.   When working w...
    Grant Kelly
    last modified by Grant Kelly
  • Connect Tableau Prep To Multiple Tableau Servers Simultaneously

    4 votes
    Allow the ability to sign into multiple servers at once from Tableau Prep so that when a flow is run, it can have multiple outputs to several different servers.
    Max Adamsky
    last modified by Max Adamsky
  • Tableau Prep: Output a packaged data source (TDSX)

    30 votes
    Tableau Prep is a great way to build multi-step data transformations that result in a nice, clean, data set ready to be shared on Tableau Server / Online. It allows me to output this data as a Tableau Extract--either ...
    Matt Coles
    last modified by Matt Coles
  • Prep: Maintain column/field order in output

    22 votes
    Tableau Prep is being used for more than just loading into Tableau Desktop or publishing to Tableau Server/Online. At this time the order of fields as we see in the Profile pane in Prep is not necessarily maintained a...
    Jonathan Drummey
    last modified by Jonathan Drummey
  • Salesforce connector for Tableau Prep with ability to write SOQL

    74 votes
    It would be helpful to add SalesForce connector to Tableau Prep. Also it will be good to provide ability to extract data using SOQL.
    Shriniwas Perle
    last modified by Shriniwas Perle
  • Prep: Re-order Columns from List View

    4 votes
    It would be great if it was possible to re-order the columns from the list view in Tableau Prep. At the moment you can only do this in the Profile Pane - but for wide data sets this would be easier if you could do it ...
    Robert Carroll
    last modified by Robert Carroll
  • Multiple table extract (Tableau Prep)

    19 votes
    Hello,   The new feature added to 2018.3 to extract multiple tables in a data source in Tableau is great. It would be good if this could be added to Tableau Prep as well.   Cheers Rob
    Rob Palmer
    last modified by Rob Palmer