So I have proven that I can publish a dataconnection and my user ‘John Interactor’ can select it and create a view/sheet against the data source, he can create a second view/sheet. But there is no tab to instantiate a dashboard. I thought that was interesting. So I save the web edit session using the ‘save as’ button I choose xxxxxxxx as the name.
I wanted to find the saved workbook xxxxxxxx.twb and edit it in the desktop tool, I want to add the dashboard. I use the windows search facility, but I can’t find any file name xxxxxxxx. Wow. What could that mean?
My initial thought is that the workbook is publish but not written as a .twb file. Published means the .xml for it is store in the underlaying postgres database and I can’t get at it.
I am still reviewing this. It seems dashboard creation is a web edit limitation. And simply using desktop to create the dashboard isn’t straight forward.
If you can shed any light on how to take a web edit set of views/sheets and create a dashboard to complete the workbook let me know.
Refer to http://onlinehelp.tableau.com/v9.0/server/en-us/help.htm#web_author_build_view.htm at the very bottom, they show the button ‘save’. The question is what is being saved and where? I would like to open the saved workbook in desktop.