Not sure I fully understand the question. The Data Connection view in the Admin tab of the server shows workbook connections to data sources. Data sources can either be published (and scheduled) separately or published as part of a workbook (which can also be scheduled). Perhaps you could explain your scenario further?
Are you asking for the ability to Run a refresh of a data connection outside of the extract schedule?
You can force an immediate refresh of a task, such as an extract refresh task, using the Run Now option.
- On the Tasks page, select a task to run.
- Click Run Now.
System Admin and Site Admins can perform this. It is currently a quick fix: Allowing Users with Interactor Licenses to Perform Run Now | Tableau Software
Thanks Jen ...
Let me put it this way... We have a connection which we use to connect external sources. We can even publish that connection in server like we do our data sources. Now I want to schedule DATA Connection only.
Thank you Eric for the reply but let me put my question in more precise way .We have a connection which we use to connect external sources. We can even publish that connection in server like we do our data sources. Now I want to schedule DATA Connection only.