6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2017 12:49 PM by Varun Goel

    Accessing Tableau metadata as a data source

    Andrew Clapson

      At the most basic level, I want to be able to point to the metadata of a Tableau data source (say, a Tableau data extract) as a data source itself. For example, build a visual that uses the column names as a measure, has some information about type, possibly any comments, etc.

       

      Now, I know that this isn't an immediately accessible thing, but has anyone done any clever XML mining to pick up this information from a Tableau data extract? (Bonus points if it can retrieve this from a Served based source!)