If you're using Tableau Reader then local extracts is your only option, right ?
I would suggest that the cost of the Tableau Server license is less than the time it takes to refresh the data, make sure they have the right twbx file, etc... using Tableau Server you know that they are all looking at 1 data source, you know when that 1 data source is refreshed and you can handle security (etc) a lot better and easier.
You are correct, i forgot about that Tableau Reader couldn't use twbx files
that had a live connection.
My solution to easing up the time taken to refresh the extracts of all the
Tableau workbooks (30-40) is to use Analytics Canvas to generate a .TDE for
each data source and point the Tableau workbooks to that extract. So now i
only need to worry about 5 extracts being refreshed.
Thanks for the reply!
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:24 PM, Chris McClellan <