1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 23, 2016 2:51 AM by Vladislav Grigorov

    Can I create a report in Tableau using a MS Word RTF Template?

    Sathish Sathish

      I want to know if we can create a report in Tableau based off of a template like we do in Oracle BI publisher?

       

      I am trying to replicate the report by creating several worksheets and a dashboard to put them together. It is very tedious and formatting and adjusting the queries taking a lot of time.

       

      Can someone please advice?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Can I create a report in Tableau using a MS Word RTF Template?
          Vladislav Grigorov

          Hello Satish,

           

          Unlike Excel and some other tools (OBIEE probably being one of these), Tableau is not specifically geared towards WYSIWYG reporting. Thus template-based reporting where you have a specific structure with specific formatting is really hard to achieve. Although there are some approaches like data scaffolding (see Joe Mako's TDT video on this technique that he pioneered), Tableau is really better into showing you your data, and not putting some ornamental decorations and formatting around it. So the short answer to your question would be: No.

           

          Hope this helps a bit!

           

          Vlad