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Accessing Tableau Data Source Meta Data


Published: 10 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 01 May 2017

Question

How to view Tableau data source metadata outside of Tableau.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

While there's no direct way to export data source metadata, it can be copied into Excel (or similar app) by following these steps:
  1. On the data source page of a workbook, click the "Manage Metadata" button to the left of the "Sort Fields" drop down.
  2. Drag to select all the fields.
  3. Right click and select Copy Values.
  4. Open Excel (or preferred similar app) and paste them into a new sheet
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