[Re-posted content] Click here to view the original blog post by Tableau’s Annie Worman.

Tableau Prep is a brand-new product designed to help everyone quickly and confidently combine, shape, and clean their data for analysis. With all the features available in Tableau Prep, you may ask yourself, where do I start? We sat down with Tableau Prep product managers, Arthur Gyldenege, Anushka Anand, and Isaac Kunen to review some fundamental features that will help you build a solid baseline for approaching flows in Tableau Prep: pivoting, group and replace, join and union, aggregations, and filtering.


Pivoting helps you take wide, short tables and turn them into tall, skinny tables that make them easy to analyze in Tableau. Tableau Prep makes pivoting visual, allowing you to see how your data changes with every step.