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Workbook Modified Date Behavior Is Inconsistent Upon Extract Refresh


Published: 15 Sep 2020
Last Modified Date: 17 Sep 2020

Issue

When an extract data source/extract is refreshed, the modified date column in Tableau Server updates inconsistently. depending on whether the extract is published with the workbook or independently.
+ When extracts are published independently and are refreshed, the Last Modified date of the workbook does not update.
+ When an extract is published embedded in a workbook, refreshes DO update the Last Modified date of the workbook.
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Data Engine

Resolution

As a workaround, create a custom Admin View that visualizes the extracts and includes the last refresh date/time column

Cause

The behavior is part of the product design. When a data source/extract is embedded in a workbook, it is treated as part of the workbook and when the extract is refreshed it is treated as the whole workbook has been updated.
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