1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 29, 2018 7:04 AM by Yuriy Fal

    How to connect multiple PDF files to a Tableau Desktop?

    Ashish Sharma

      Can we extract Data from multiple PDF files and can connect to a Tableau Desktop? How can we automate the entire process?

        • 1. Re: How to connect multiple PDF files to a Tableau Desktop?
          Yuriy Fal

          Hi Ashish,

           

          If you're trying to extract the data (tables)

          with the same (similar) structure (columns)

          from the different PDF files (or the same file),

          then UNIONing them in Prep looks like a solution.

          But it would be a manual process (building a UNION).

           

          To bring some sort of automation, one need to have data

          in a suitable format. For Tableau (both Desktop and Prep)

          a bunch of CSV files would be best to allow for a Wildcard.

           

          Yours,

          Yuri