3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2020 6:05 PM by Eduardo Moreno

    Updating a text file data source without Tableau Bridge?

    Hany Elgamal

      My data source consists of a database query connected to 4 excel sheets that exist on my laptop. When I build a data extract and publish it to Tableau online, I have to use Tableau bridge to refresh the data source. I have to refresh this data source as frequently as every 15 minutes. The good news is that the data in the excel sheets are static. So, is there a way to have these refreshes without having to keep my laptop up and connected 24 hrs/day, as sometimes it just doesn't seem to be a sound and practical solution?