4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2018 9:10 AM by Suraj Kumar

    Can not open twb file

    jehan siti aisyah

      Hi Community.

      I using Tableau 10.5. I sent analytics with version twb (my friend also using 10.5).

      The problem is even my friend using 10.5 but still can't open twb file.

      Here I attached twb file.


      Do you have any solution?




        • 1. Re: Can not open twb file
          Sankarmagesh Rajan

          Hi Jehan


          save the workbook as twbx format and share to your friend.


          When you save workbook then select dropdown and see twbx format.



          Error says could not found ref file.

          save workbook with twbx




          • 2. Re: Can not open twb file
            Mahfooj Khan



            Whenever you save your work in Tableau, the default file extension is .twb, or Tableau Workbook.  However, you have the option to save your work under a different extension, .twbx which @Swaroop has already shown in his reply.


            A .twbx file is a Tableau Packaged Workbook, meaning it is the original .twb file grouped together with the data source(s) in one package.  .twbx files can be considered analogous to specialized zip files, in which these “zip” files contain all the information necessary to work in Tableau. The primary advantage to using .twbx files is that analysis can be performed without network/internet connections to your data because your data is already present on your computer in this packaged file.


            The .twb file alone is not enough to perform any analysis because it only contains Tableau’s instructions for interacting with a data source.  In actuality, .twb files are XML files specially tailored to interact with data sources.


            Hope this will help.



            • 3. Re: Can not open twb file
              Jim Dehner

              Good morning

              this is probably what your cowork got


              a twb file does not include the data - you need to send a TWBX file that has the data included - go to file - extract - then set it as a twbx file



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              • 4. Re: Can not open twb file
                Suraj  Kumar


                1. Use the above mentioned approach to send the TWBX file rather than TWB file.

                2. Send the dataset as well, so he can edit the connection of that twb workbook.


                And, Please do mark this post completed as the above mentioned answer solve your query.




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