So you are saying that when you Refresh an Extract, the resulting Extract is not overwriting the existing one in place?
Is it putting the new Extract in the "Documents -> My Tableau Repository -> Datasources" folder? Or where?
That is correct. The new extract is being saved in a sub-folder of the original 'datasources' folder, also called 'datasources'
"Documents -> My Tableau Repository -> Datasources -> Datasources
What version of Tableau are you running? Upon what are your Extracts based (e.g. Excel, Oracle, SQL Server, etc. ) ?
Have you checked the timestamps on the files to verify that it's not the Backup Extract that is being written to the hard-coded location? (e.g. which one is more recent?) Are the .tde files disappearing from your selected location once they are Refreshed?
We just updated to 9.0. Most are coming from Excel or Google Analytics.
We're renaming the .tde files to keep them organized in the original
datasources folder, but when going back to open them the file has
automatically been renamed something like
"analytics.42145.562285659726_1of9giv0wbkugi1640b7y16iudih" and it's
located in the sub-folder. And as far as I can tell, it's the only copy.
On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Ken Patton <
Looks like a bug to me. When you say you are renaming the file, though, what do you mean -- did you rename the original .tde file in Windows after it was generated? If so then Tableau would not be able to find it.
So could you give a little more detail on how the Extracts were originally regenerated, when and how they were renamed, and where you wanted them to be versus where they actually are? (I think you've already provided that last bit but we like to understand.)