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Data Connection with Text File

Tableau can connect to the text file data and set up the data sources. Tableau connects to following text files (*.csv, *.txt, *.tsv, *.tab).

How to Make the Connection and Set up the Data Sources

Step1: Open Tableau.

Step2: Below Connect, click on Text File.

Tableau Data Connection with Text File

Step3: Go to the next screen,

  • Select the file you want to connect such as SalesJan2009.CSV
  • Click on Open option.
Tableau Data Connection with Text File
  • On the left-hand side of the data source, you will see the CSV file.
Tableau Data Connection with Text File

Data Connection with Text File Example

Here is an example which shows the data connection with the text file.

Tableau Data Connection with Text File

And the worksheet looks like

Tableau Data Connection with Text File




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