3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2013 5:24 AM by Russell Christopher

    Can I Create a Data Source Without Tableau Desktop?


      I have a few 40gb data sources that a number of workbooks will use. I would like to extract them and publish them to out Tableau Server. I know I can pull into Tableau Desktop, and publish just the data source from Desktop. As you might imagine, this give my laptop a serious self-image problem, even though there's plenty of space.


      It would be best if I could create the data source from scratch using Tableau Server. There doesn't seem to be a Server way to do this, however, nor a tabcmd or tabadmin option to do it, etther.


      Barring that, is there a best-practice way to publish larger extracts? We're trying to stay away from live connections.