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Determining Whether a Published Data Source Is an Extract or a Live Connection


Published: 26 Jul 2013
Last Modified Date: 23 May 2016

Question

How to determine whether a published data source is an extract or a live connection.

Environment

Tableau Server

Answer

  1. Download a workbook connected to that data source you are interested in from Tableau Server. For more information, see Download Workbooks in Tableau Help.
  2. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop, and check the Data window for visual cues on whether the data source is an extract or a live connection. For more information, see Visual Cues and Icons in Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.
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