1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 9, 2017 2:25 PM by phil.dodge

    published .tde to server shows as LIVE

    aaron jonen

      I published a .tde file to my server as a new data source.

      It displays on the tableau server as a LIVE connection even though I pushed it from my local machine up to the server.

      I do not see any documentation in the server.publishextract function that allows me to specify it publish a copy of the tde.

      That is what appears has happened though.


      Is this as bug in tableau server?

        • 1. Re: published .tde to server shows as LIVE

          I had a similar problem trying to move data sources from a development environment to a production environment.  The following thread solved the problem for me:



          In addition to those steps, I found that you must also publish the workbook first (with the embedded TDE), and then publish the TDE, and then publish the workbook again with the updated Tableau Server data source (which is now your published TDE).  Don’t forget to click ‘Update workbook to use the published data source’. 


          Probably also worth mentioning; a connection from a workbook to a published TDE elsewhere on the server will show as a LIVE connection.  This is a “live” connection to a published TDE.  The published TDE can be found under Data Sources within the appropriate Project.  If the TDE were embedded within the workbook, it would show as EXTRACT under the workbook data sources.