2 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2015 12:36 PM by andy.yu

    Tableau Extract Local Database

    andy.yu

      Hello Everyone,

       

      My question is in regards to extracting data from a local 2012 SQL Server database.

       

      We have a user who has a local 2012 SQL Server database they access and create reports from. So we created a "Site" in Tableau Server so they can publish their own reports.

       

      But the issue they're having is when they publish their report using data from their local SQL Server database, they get an error about connecting to their database.

       

      I was thinking the user could create an extract from their local SQL Server database and then publish it to their Tableau Server Site.

       

      Would that work since the extract is just a snapshot of their data and would it try to connect to their local database still?

       

      Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.