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Extract Disappears After Appending Data


Published: 14 Oct 2014
Last Modified Date: 17 Sep 2015

Issue

When creating a data extract and appending to that extract data from other sources, the data extract (.tde) file might disappear from the target directory. 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

  1. Open Tableau Desktop.
  2. Create the desired data extract.
  3. Save the workbook as a packaged workbook (.twbx) file.
  4. Append data from additional sources.
  5. Save the workbook.

Cause

Data extracts are initially created as temporary files. Saving the workbook as a .twbx file packages the extract with the workbook, allowing the addition of data from other sources.
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