1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 5:12 PM by Nathan Krisanski

    How to query server repository for desktop vs public user usage?

    Glen Park

      Hey everyone,

       

      Is there a way, through the Tableau server repository views, to query usage among end users who are desktop licensees vs. the public users who do not have desktop licenses?  I'm tasked with attempting to identify our top users (via number of times logged in) so that we can maintain licenses to the people who are using the Tableau Desktop client the most. 

       

      I have already set up access to the Tableau repository workgroup views via instructions in the product manual on how to create custom administrative reports.  Any help is appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

      Glen

        • 1. Re: How to query server repository for desktop vs public user usage?
          Nathan Krisanski

          Hi Glen,

           

          I just had a quick look and I think you can use the _http_requests and _users views to get this information. The http_user_agent field contains the standard user agent strings you get when looking at HTTP logs so you could determine the browser or if they logged in on a mobile device. They also display Tableau 7000.xxxx for desktop users connecting to server views and the tabcmd requests too.

           

          The currentsheet field is blank for the Tableau Desktop rows, but the http_request_url contains the workbook path so you could use this instead.

           

          Lastly though, I'm pretty sure these logs are truncated weekly or something like that. I have heard of others who do daily dumps of the postgres data into their main data warehouse for historical, so you may have to look at doing that going forward.