Hmmmm..Neither Tableau Desktop nor Server support connecting directly to a text file in this manner.
I'd suggest you use whatever method you feel comfortable with to copy the remote file to a shared folder inside your network on a scheduled basis. Point the Tableau report at the CSV sitting in the shared folder (UNC path, NOT mapped drive), and you'll be good to go.
Hi Munir, Russell,
Have either of you found any work around to connecting files held on an sftp?