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Optimize Extract is Unavailable


Published: 01 Feb 2013
Last Modified Date: 22 Jul 2016

Issue

In Tableau Desktop the option to optimize a data source extract might be unavailable.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Local Extract

Create direct connection to underlying data source and extract data.

Published Extract

  1. Create local copy of the published extract.
  2. Optimize the extract.
  3. Republish the extract to Tableau Server.

Cause

Extract optimization is disabled when the workbook is connected directly to a Tableau Data Extract (.tde) file because the location of the original data source from which the extract was taken is unknown.
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