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This sounds like a great use case for the upcoming Wildcard Union functionality! Coming Soon (See Union Updates)
In the meantime, you could use the Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility. The examples for addfiletoextract there are pretty descriptive, for instance:
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 10.0\bin>tableau addfiletoextract --server https://our_server_name --username OurServerSignIn --password "OurServerPwd" --project "New Animations" --datasource "CurrentYrOverYrStats" --file "C:\Users\user1\Documents\DataUploadFiles\AprMay.csv"
What you're doing on that instruction is to add the AprMay.csv file to the published CurrentYrOverYrStats extract. This is similar to what you'd manually do in Tableau Desktop: Add Data to Extracts
Because that's a command line utility, you could create a batch (.bat) file to perform that and other instructions on a schedule using Windows Task Scheduler.
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P B, in case you haven't seen it yet, Tableau 10.1 is out and now includes updated union functionality that will allow you to include multiple file names that follow a pattern like your example: New Features
Thanks a lot Santiago!