5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2013 12:26 PM by . Indumon

    Workbook and Extract file location

    andy.yu

      Hello Everybody,

       

      I had a questions regarding an extract file and how it's used by Tableau Professional and for reports published to Tableau Server.

       

      For example, I would:

       

      1. Create a workbook on Tableau Professional
      2. Generate an extract file for the workbook
      3. Publish the workbook to Tableau Server
      4. On Tableau Server, schedule a task to refresh the extract file on a nightly basis

       

      So my question is, say a month later I open the workbook back up on Tableau Professional.

       

      When I look at it, the data is from when I originally extracted the data a month ago.

       

      Why doesn't the workbook in Tableau Professional show the more recent data even though I have a nightly schedule refreshing the extact?

       

      I'm saving the extract file on our Tableau server.

       

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks so much!