2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2015 6:35 AM by Vincent Atwood

    update packaged workbook from server?

    Vincent Atwood

      I have packaged workbooks on a shared drive the some users view via Tableau Reader - created in Tableau Desktop.  Can I use/shecdule Tableau Server to update those workbooks and have the users still view via Tableau Reader?


      We have Tableau Server in the company, but I have not used it to devleop any reports yet.  I'm wondering if I develop or update workbooks can my users still use Reader, or will i need to get them all licensed also....

        • 1. Re: update packaged workbook from server?
          Sankarmagesh Rajan

          Hi Vincent,

          When we dont have server then only we can use the reader.

          We can use the server for the sharing purpose. you told you have server in company then why you will not used. Server will help us so much. like permissions, editing, sharing, update, email subscriptions etc.


          Please make use of server.




          • 2. Re: update packaged workbook from server?
            Vincent Atwood

            Do users who are just viewing the data need licenses?  Currently using desktop version, they can view my reports using the free Tableau Reader.  If they need a license just to view the output from Server, at $1,000 per user then I do not have the budget to get them the licenses.


            If they can view reports without getting licensed, then I will look into using the Server - I do not 'own' the server, it's in corporate.