Yeah, don't do what is outlined your article. Seems to make it more complicated than needs to be.
Check out this url: How to publish an unpopulated #Tableau extract. | Tableau Love
After some practice, you can exclude down to the minute for folks like me who are impatient.
This works and I use it all the time.
Hope it helps you - Matt
This actually makes it more complicated if you don't want to be locked in to picking a day/time.
Creating the empty extract with a parameter means you can kick off the process manually whenever you want via normal scheduling options.
how is this helpful? You couldn't even add a link? Sorry to be harsh, but we've got to do better than this.
Hey David. Just to set clarify, Diego was performing the function of helping to moderate the forums. His role isn't to answer questions, necessarily, but to facilitate in the process of getting questions answered. You'll often see various employees of Tableau or other Community members move posts to more appropriate forums because it increases the chances that a question gets an appropriate answer. So when you see that happening, just recognize that it's all part of a standard workflow for helping people get answers to their questions, but not necessarily the answer itself.
Understood Matt, thanks.
Creating Empty Extracts in TableauHi,
Today Let me share a very important tip of Tableau,Creating Empty Extracts.
To achieve this we have a couple of ways and workarounds, let me share you the unique and easiest way of creating empty extracts by passing the unmatched datasource filter condition in the following steps.Step1:-
Open Tableau Desktop and connect to the superstore English DataSource.
Go the Analysis Tab and click Create a Calculated Field
Give the Name as Empty Extract and In the Formula window write Now() And click on Ok.
Right Click on the Superstore Data Source and click on Edit Data Source Filters
In the Edit Data source Filters Window, Click on Add.
Select Empty Extract field and click on OK
Select Range of Dates and Click on Next
Click on Starting Date and Select 1 Minute Forward to the current date and time which results in the unmatched condition.
Click on Ok.
Again Right Click on the Superstore Datasource Click on Extract Data
In the Extract Data Window, Click on Extract
Save the Extract File and Click on View Data
It will Display No of rows=0 as below ,which indicates Extract is Empty.
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