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Tableau Prep - Connectors for cloud drives like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc.

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Tableau Prep can already conncet to Excel, txt, csv etc.

 

Most business users either puts these files on a corporate shared drive or in a cloud drive like Dropbox, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive etc.

 

Once we begin seeing users connecting to flat files, they will all run into Tableau Server/Prep Conductor not being able to connect to their locally stored files, and then they will complain, A LOT.

 

Allowing Prep Conductor to connect to cloud drives will be a huge benefit in the adoption of the product, since it will be able to simply connect to the files in these cloud drives.

 

For Corporate shared drives, I assume the old "use UNC-path and allow read acces to Tableau Server Run As Account" still works.

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