3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2013 6:03 PM by Alex Kerin

    Why does the Now() function take so long to run

    Mashhood Syed



      I have been using Tableau for close to 6 months now.  I am using the Now() function to give me the current date time and I tie this to a dashboard that refreshes on a schedule.  I dont understand why it takes Tableau so long to grab the current date/time? 


      In some cases it takes over a minute.  Can someone tell me whether the NOW() reaches out to the data source to grab the current date time? 


      If yes, is it possible to have Tableau Desktop use the date/time available on Tableau Server to grab the current date/time?