1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 20, 2017 12:33 AM by Wim Kegels

    live or extract mode

    Guy Kaufman

      i have data source with total of ~500 columns over 10 joined tables from my sql server 2016 DWH.in general in such cases due to the many columns, should i consider live or extract mode?

      assuming i will migrate my DWH to AWS Redshift what will be the answer then.



        • 1. Re: live or extract mode
          Wim Kegels

          Hi Guy,


          usually, you'll want to extract to:

          • Improve performance
          • Use Tableau functionality that’s not available in the Source
          • Provide offline access to your data


          Use live connections for data that's changing often (and if you need the most recent versions at any time). 


          I suggest using extracts whenever you don't need live data (and refreshes don't take hours). 


          Kind regards,