12 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2017 11:37 PM by Yi Miao

    Live Connections Vs Extracts

    Naresh MG

      Hello Folks,


      What exactly is the difference between Live connections and Extracts.


      Would it be correct or incorrect to say the following please ?


      Live - This is nothing but a real time EXTRACT.


      Extract - This is a EXTRACT which you schedule at regular frequencies.


      In other words in cases both there is an EXTRACT in which the data is extrcted into the tableau worksheet.


      So If I had a star schema with one fact table and a couple of dimensions...all the data from this is extracted in the dashboard.

      Its not a LIVE sql that is sent to the database for processing ?