3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2018 5:48 AM by Greg Useem

    Connecting to server from desktop:  connect live or extract?

    Greg Useem

      On server, I have live SQL data, extracted SQL data, and extracted excel data.  When I want to create a dashboard using this data, I open up desktop > connect > to tableau server > select the data source name I am interested in.  Then I go to the data source data in desktop.  And on the top right I have an option, do I want to connect to this data source live or extracted.  What are the pros/cons to each?  I understand the live v. extract pros/cons for connecting to SQL or excel.  But, in terms of connecting live or an extract from tableau server what are the pros/cons?  Ultimately, I want my workbook to be republished onto the server.  Thanks, Greg.