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Union non-Excel, Google Sheets or Text Based Data Sources


Published: 28 Mar 2016
Last Modified Date: 19 Dec 2019

Question

How to union data sources that are not Excel, Google Sheets or text based data sources?

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

To view a complete list of supported connectors, see in Union Your Data: Supported Connectors Tableau Help. 

There are some possible workarounds for establishing a union for data sources that are not Excel, Google Sheets or text files:
  1. Create an extract of the first table and append the second table to it. Please note that refreshing the connection will remove the appended table
  2. Use custom SQL to perform a union between the desired tables
  3. Mirror the data sources onto different Excel sheets
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