To simplify the documentation of our data sources and / or dashboards, it would be nice if we could export the fields along with their information, so we would end up with an output that looks something like:
|Field||Role||Type||Remote Column||Comment||Formula||Default Aggregation|
|Discrete Dimension||Database Column||[Source].[Dim1]||Custom Description|
|Dim2||Discrete Dimension||Calculated Field||Custom Description||CASE [Dim1] WHEN ...|
|Meas1||Continuous Measure||Database column||[Source].[Meas1]||Custom Description||Sum|
|Meas2||Continuous Measure||Calculated field||Custom Description||Meas1||Avg|
This is especially important for me since I intend to create several large data extracts that would be used by many end users. I'm currently filling this information into a Sharepoint list, but since most of this is already generated by Tableau I'm sure it can be done more efficiently!