5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2012 11:51 AM by Zach Leber

    Connecting to Excel spreadsheets live from Tableau Server

      With Tableau 7.0 is there a way of connecting live to Excel spreadshets from Tableau Server?  If so, how?

       

      One can connect live to an Excel spreadsheet from Tableau Desktop 7.0.  Changes to the Excel spreadsheet are picked up and displayed by Tableau Desktop 7.0 after hitting F5 (Refresh).  When the workbook is published to the Server, a copy of the Excel spreadsheet appears to be placed on the Server as an External File.  Subsequent changes to the Excel spreadsheet are not picked up and displayed by Tableau Server 7.0 even after clicking on the “Refresh data for this view” button.

       

      Thank you.