6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2012 7:23 AM by Dinesh Kushwaha

    How add data to tableau data extract from another tableau data extract.?

    Dinesh Kushwaha

      How add data to tableau data extract from another tableau data extract.?

       

      I have a (packaged) data source with an extract. some body has by mistake deleted data from dev environment but I have a backup of this data source on my m/c. What I tried is as below:

       

      1. Session1: Open the data source from Tableau Server 7.0.5.
      2. Session2: Open the backup data source & find out the temp folder containg the extract file.
      3. Session1:  Data > "Datasource Name" > Extract > Add data from File. I pointed to extract file of Session2 (saved DS one).

       

      I received an error saying unsupported file format. See supported file format.

       

      Above scenario gave me this question, that I'm asking here. I know if I have a workbook then I can export data to excel or mdb & then I can use to append data from that. but for that to work I need to use all the fields of the data source (or extrcta) in same sequence on to the workbook.  BUt I don't have any such workbook. If any body having any prior experience on this then let me know.

       

      -Dinesh