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Although you can view and download underlying data via web, you'll need to load it into Excel or similar tool to count rows.
I can't think of any mechanism for Tableau Server to let users know the row count for a view, except for publisher to include that information as part of the view.
Also, new version 8 of Tableau Server allows web authoring, so it is theoretically possible for users to build their own view right on the server to show the number of records. But they would use this feature "at their own risk", i.e. without sound knowledge of underlying data this could result in erroneous count.
Thanks for the heads up Dimitri,
I am wondering, how then can I download the data? You refer to download a view, however, I need to get full dump of a DataSource, if the datasource is on CSV format, no problem.
Is there a way to get a CSV dump (CSV, XML, JSON, whatever it is) of a DataSource via the web interface, if so, how?
What I meant is you can download the data behind a view, i.e. the raw data that was used by Tableau to form a particular view. That would include all data in the primary data source for that view, but not secondary (if there is one).
The process is triggered by clicking the Export icon above the view and is shown in the sceenshot below: