I wonder what you mean by Data Repository.
I for example host several of my personal datasources in Google Drive and take advantage of the Tableau connector to live connect to them. Also Tableau Public has a daily refresh procedure that allows having your dashobards updated with the content of your files on Google Drive.
But if you are thinking more on an enterprise level maybe you should consider having a Tableau Server or signing to Tableau Online. Then you can create extracts of your data in the server and use the extracts in your dashboards.
Let us know more about your goals with the Data Repository and we can help.
Adding on to Rodrigo's comments .... do you mean data warehouse ?
With a data warehouse you have the option of not having to create extracts (but you might to make the workbooks faster).
But definitely more information will help us direct you the right way
I was thinking maybe a data repository that will connect to tableau. Maybe I am not using the right term but a tool that will store the data used instead of using excel files or the google drive you you mentioned. Something close to an IT solution.
I believe thats the right word. Looking to a repository that will house multiple tables that can be connected straight to tableau.
So a database or data warehouse is what you're looking for
Do you have an IT dept to help or are you looking at doing this yourself ?
Where are you based ?
Looking to do it myself which will later be moved to be developed by IT. So basically a start to an enterprise solution. I am based in Texas.
I'd be happy to help, but it's really outside the bounds of this forum.
Please contact me directly (details in my profile) if you want advice &/or help along the way.
I'm based in Sydney, Australia but we're obviously online at the same time
It would be easier to discuss on the phone to get you started the right way
I was unable to send you a direct message. Can you please send me a direct message and I will reply asap.