Why the need for an empty workbook? Maybe we can find another solution.
Or maybe you would want the workbook to point to a published tde like the following: Publishing and Populating Empty Extracts | Tableau Software
If you are connecting to files (Text or Excel) then unchecking option you mentioned won't upload data to Tableau Server.
How do you know that it is getting published? Where do you see it?
If you check by re-downloading workbook and opening locally - then it'll work just because files are referenced via full path and Tableau is able to find them on your machine (or network share).
Thanks for your reply . After publishing the workbook on the tableau server when I check the "Data Sources" tab on the server. I am able to see the data files there. In this manner I came to know that the data sources are also getting published on the server. The data sources files contain private data and cant' publish that on the server.
If you do not want to publish datasource file to server you will need to use a live connection.
Are you talking about this?
Filename there is just a name of the file this datasource/workbooks needs to connect to. It DOES NOT tell you if file was uploaded or where is it getting fetched from.
Proper way to check if data was (or was not) uploaded is:
- Download workbook/datasource to your computer
- Open downloaded TWBX/TSDX file in any Zip utility (or rename extension to .zip)
- Inspect content of the archive
Hey Aman, Did you find a way to do it?