Connect Tableau to a Comma Delimiter Text File

This article shows how to connect with the comma delimiter text file or CSV, load its data into the tableau desktop, and design a chart.

The below screenshot shows that a comma separates each column.

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Clicking on the text file option will open the window to choose the CSV file.

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As you can see, the Tableau desktop loaded the text file and automatically separated the columns using a comma delimiter.

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If it is not the case, choose the Text File Properties.. option.

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By default, the desktop has chosen Comma as the Field separator. If not, select a Comma from the list of available separators.

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Drag Sales to Rows and Education to Columns shelf. Next, add an Education dimension to the Color shelf and Sales to Label. 

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