2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2016 8:37 AM by Lee Forst

    Published data source based on extract with calculated fields

    Lee Forst

      We are running version 9.3 on our server and desktops. We have a publish data source that is an extract based on running a SQL Server stored procedure.  The extract is scheduled to refresh every morning.  This data source is one that will be used commonly for published dashboards as well as ad-hoc analysis using Tableau Server.  Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to create some of the common measures people would need.  So as part of the data source, we have measures that are not part of the SQL data, but are calculations.  My question is if this is an okay practice?  And is okay that people creating workbooks based on this data then use the calculated measures in the data source in their own calculations in the workbooks they create?