Accessing Tableau Data Source Meta Data

Published: 10 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2019


How to view Tableau data source metadata outside of Tableau.


Tableau Desktop


While there's no direct way to export data source metadata, it can be copied into Excel (or similar app) by following these steps:
  1. On the data source page of a workbook, click the "Manage Metadata" button to the left of the "Sort Fields" drop down.
  2. Drag to select all the fields.
  3. Right click and select Copy Values.
  4. Open Excel (or preferred similar app) and paste them into a new sheet
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