2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2017 9:27 AM by Trevor Filipiak

    How many Tables can you put in an Extract (.tde file)?

    Jordan Miller

      I'm using the Python SDK to create a TDE file. I want to add multiple tables to the TDE file. So I tried doing that but I got a duplicate name error:


      dataextract.Exceptions.TableauException: TableauException (303): duplicate table name


      No problemo, I changed the name so that it counts up with each table I create:


      tde_table = tde_file.addTable('Extract'+str(i), table_definition)


      but then I get a new and exciting error:


      dataextract.Exceptions.TableauException: TableauException (303): table name must be "Extract"


      Perhaps Extracts created through the SDK cannot have more than one table per extract? If every table in an extract needs to be named the same thing, but they can't have duplicate names... I'm confused. Can someone help clarify this for me?