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How to Apply Parameters to Filename (or File Path) When Inputting Hyper File in Tableau Prep


Published: 10 Mar 2022
Last Modified Date: 12 Mar 2022

Question

How to insert parameters into filename when inputting a Hyper file in Tableau Prep?

When importing Hyper file into Tableau Prep, the file path is grayed out which makes it impossible to insert a parameter into the file path or file name as seen in below screenshot.

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Environment

  • Tableau Prep Builder 2021.4

Answer

The ability to insert parameters to filename when inputting Hyper file is currently not built into Tableau Prep.

Possible workaround: 
Instead of using parameters to switch between different hyper inputs, consider making multiple flows in a file and choose the right flow to output the result as seen below. 

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