5+ Common Tableau Interview Questions

by Mayank K. mayankseo

1. Explain what is Tableau?

Tableau is a business intelligence software that allows anyone to connect to respective data, and then visualize and create interactive, shareable dashboards.

2. What do you mean by Tableau?

It connects easily to any data source, be it web-based data, warehouse or Microsoft Excel. Moreover, this can help create appealing graphs, reports, and dashboards using data.

3. Explain what is Tableau public?

Tableau public is a free service that allows anyone to publish interactive data to the web. Once it is there on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it or create their own visualization.

4. What is TDE file?

TDE stands for Tableau data extract. It refers to the file that comprises data extracted from external sources like CSV file, MS Excel or MS Access.

5. Name different products tableau offer?

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader
  • Tableau Public
  • Tableau Server

6. What is the Difference between a quick filter and Normal filter in tableau?

Quick filter is used to view the filtering options and can be used to select the option. Normal filer is something you can limit the options from the list or use some conditions to limit the data by field or value.

7. Difference between Measures and Dimensions?


  • Generates axes when added to rows and columns shelves
  • Dependent variable
  • Stored in a table that has foreign keys
  • Numeric units analyzed by dimension table


  • Descriptive attributes values defining multiple characteristics
  • Generate headers when added to rows and columns shelves
  • Independent variable
  • Considered more complex

8. What is the difference between Tableau and Qlikview?


  • More connectors
  • No coding is required
  • Interface is simple
  • Doesn’t render feature to search content across all your data


  • Easy to use and discover the hidden trends
  • Offers a personal edition free
  • Data is stored in qvd form from the performance point of view
  • Great capabilities for processing data

9. Name some file extensions in Tableau?

  • Tableau Datasource (.tds)
  • Tabelau Bookmark (.tdm)
  • Tableau preferences (.tps)
  • Tableau workbook (.twb)
  • Tableau Mapsource (.tms)

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