I have found that this isn't possible. If someone proves me wrong I would be delighted.
Thanks for your answer, although I hoped there would be a way to do this.
Yes this is expected. Basically, consider your TWB a visual SQL query generator. When the data is refreshed in the datasource file (TDE) or data changes in a live connection, the TWB will need to be 'prompted' to requery the source. You could change a filter, click on the screen, etc..
Many customers overcome this problem by adding a browser plug-in that periodically refreshes the browser screen (which will update your workbook view).
This isn't a recommendation, there are many out there, but this is an example of what I have on my Chrome Browser. Easy Auto Refresh
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Thanks. This would be nice for me, but it looks like every user would need to install something like this on every browser they use. No good if they decide to go to another computer for some reason.
I'll go with Plan B and manually refresh the workbooks when we publish our monthly reports.
Steve, the browser refresh doesn't refresh the data. Even after the browser rfresh, you have to manually click on the "refresh" button on Tableau. This is not a problem on Tableau server, this is only on Tableau online.
I am having this problem on Tableau Server as well (not using Tableau Online). How do you get around it on Tableau Server ? My TDE refresh works fine. But I have to click the Refresh button in the workbook to get the latest data within the TDE to show up. Thanks for any advice you can give me !