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Extract File Path Displays Temp Location in Tableau Data Extract Connection Dialog


Published: 18 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 13 Nov 2017

Issue

When opening the Tableau Data Extract Connection dialog box, the file path in Step 1: Select a Tableau extract file might default to a temporary folder.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Packaged workbook (.twbx)
  • Extracts

Resolution

Save the workbook as a Tableau Workbook (.twb) file, instead of a Tableau Packaged Workbook (.twbx) file. For more information about packaged workbooks, see this article in Tableau Help. 

Cause

When opening a packaged workbook, Tableau Desktop utilizes temporary folders to open data source extracts packaged with the workbook.
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