Thank you, Tracy, that's very helpful. Now I have the incremental updates working! I'm still not sure about my second problem though:
"Although I have the past 30 days selected as a Google Analytics property, it seems to be setting the 30 day window in stone and not updating the end day to reflect yesterday's date. When I open that drop down menu and reselect the last 30 days, it does update and performs a full extract (the dates become bold and non-selectable), but it's not updating automatically when I manually refresh the extract unless I go in and update the connection properties."
This is less important since I switched to the fixed start date as you recommended, but I'd still be interested in learning why it's not updating like I would expect. Thanks again!
There is often a lag from Google Analytics to update all the data. We know this to be up to yesterday, but sometimes it can be longer.
This is great, is it possible to keep hold of the old data from outside of this date range, while incrementally refreshing just the time in your fixed date range? I want to maintain as much accuracy as possible so don't want to be pulling too much data at once, while at the same time having access to data from the past two years.
I too am having an issue with the fixed end date to the range. I would like Tableau to continually update with new data each morning. However, the end date of the date range is set in stone. Without manually updating the range, re-extracting the data, and re-publishing the workbook, is there a way to set the end date of the range as the current date (knowing it is always 1 day behind).?
'Fixed Start' should be used instead of 'Fixed Range'. The distinction is that we are allowing the end date to stay open for updates with the 'Fixed Start' option.
The end date does look as though it is set in stone and this is a bit misleading. Although it cannot be changed, the end date is not actually fixed when 'Fixed Start' is used.
Yeah, this is really something bad. I need all data from 2012 > Today() always on all my sources from Google analytics. Fixed start should be that but isnt.