Hi, I have a dashboard that is linked to an external server however, in the connection of the data includes a Spatial file which is located on my drive. Whenever I try to publish the workbook to online tableau it forces me to use an extract and not live connection since it can't connect to the spatial file. I tried putting the .shp file in dropbox but tableau doesn't connect to .shp within dropbox. Is there a way around this without going to extracts as I need the dashboard to be monitored by the hour.
You could use Tableau Bridge to update the data frequently to Online. Have you looked into this?
I also moved the post to Tableau Online area of the forums where the product managers and support team for Online comes to interact with customers.