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Hey Tim -
You've probably figured this out by now, but the TabCmd.exe tool will allow you to refresh the extracts associated with any workbook:
tabcmd refreshextracts --workbook "Name of the Workbook"
tabcmd refreshextracts --datasource "Name Of the DataSource"
You do this a second way by firing the schedule manually in the Tableau Portal Server, or by using TabCmd again:
tabcmd runschedule "The Name of the Schedule Which Refreshes My Workbook"
My understanding is that this TabCmd tool is only available on the server, correct? Unfortunately, I don't have server access so I was hoping for a way to do this from the web. Is TabCmd the only way?
It is installed on Server, but if you can convince your friendly Tableau Server admin to grab & send you the install-able distribution referenced in the article below, you'll be good to go.
If you have access to Tableau Server via the web (the Web Portal), you can manually run a schedule on Tableau which would refresh your extract with "Run Now":
I don't think manually running the schedule I a good idea since it is shared by other workbooks. The TabCmd installer looks to be exactly what I need, although, it would be nice to be able to do it directly in the web. I'll see if I can get it from our admin. Fingers crossed. Thanks!