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Able to Union multiple file types in Tableau (v. 9.3)

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This seems like a HOT issue for most Tableau users who receive files (incremental or full extracts) on a regular basis ex. from Surveys, Marketing, Operational etc. and want to perform analytics on the entire file. I am aware of few options out there (UNION using multiple sheets in an XLS, merge files outside Tableau manually, etc.), but sometimes that is not a possible option due to limitations.

 

Most of the times, files come in same formats and having the ability to UNION these files to get a unified data set, would allow users to leverage Tableau for analytics from start to finish.

 

Even if the files have different structure, having a UNION option solves the issue too.

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