3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2016 5:46 AM by Teresa Wright

    Sharing files across Tableau Versions

    Teresa Wright

      I am upgrading to Tableau 10, but some of my co workers are still on 9.2.  If I save a file as a workbook (.twb) instead of a packaged worbook (.twbx), will they be able to open and use the file?  Sorry for such an elementary question, but I didn't find it by searching.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Sharing files across Tableau Versions
          triveni namballa

          Hello Teresa,

           

          You cannot open the workbook for the previous versions either  u save the file as .twb or .twbx  of  version 10.

           

          Thanks,

          Triveni.

          • 2. Re: Sharing files across Tableau Versions
            chris monger

            Hi Teresa,

             

            As far as I'm aware there is no way of saving a downgraded version.

             

            You can install and run multiple iterations of tableau on one system though, so you could have a 9.2 version for running their workbooks.

             

            Chris

            • 3. Re: Sharing files across Tableau Versions
              Teresa Wright

              Thanks Treveni for confirming what I thought was the case, and thanks to Chris for suggesting a work around.  I see this as a big limitation for Tableau, and something that the sales rep failed to point out -- not good!  Our organization will need to take steps to coordinate future releases in order for us to access files in a timely manner.

               

              Also I noticed that Tableau does not automatically update when you are working on a file located on a SharePoint site.  Unlike Microsoft products where a spreadsheet or document can be opened, edited and saved again, with Tableau you must save the workbook locally, make your edits and upload again to SharePoint (otherwise your work will save to temporary internet files).