9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2016 9:14 PM by Dmitry Chirkov

    data extract: "number of rows retrieved" exceeds "number of records"

    Nicholas Boeke

      I've noticed, when creating tableau data extracts, regardless of data source/connection, the process window shows that it's 'retrieving rows' and at some point the number of rows retrieved will always exceed the number of records in the data source.  For example, the one I'm watching right now, when I drop the 'number of records' pill in the view it shows 3.1M records.  However, I've started to extract the data and the process window shows that it's retrieved >26M rows.  eventually the thing completes this step & goes on to "importing data".  I'm just wondering, can anyone explain what's happening when tableau desktop tells me that it's retrieved so many rows?