1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 12:49 PM by Ken Flerlage

    CSV data source - Can Tableau read the file date/time stamp?

    Doug Hall

      I have a CSV data source.  Is there an option in Tableau to read the files date/time created information?   I would like to display this on the worksheet for the user to see how current the file is.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: CSV data source - Can Tableau read the file date/time stamp?
          Ken Flerlage

          That's an interesting problem. Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to do that directly in Tableau. You may need to use some data prep tools outside of Tableau to do this. For example, I think Alteryx can read file attributes, as could various programming languages. Perhaps you can write something that looks at the file properties and drops another file into the same directory? That's not a great solution, unfortunately.