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O Extract, Where Art Thou?

This was yesterday’s contribution to a Tableau forums discussion on data extracts, I thought it deserved a separate post that I could keep updated. There are some subtle behaviors and idiosyncracies in working with data connections, Tableau data extracts, and Tableau Server that aren’t fully fleshed out in the documentation, here’s my attempt! I start out with a review of the common file types and .twb vs. .twbx, and then get into some details on different types of connections and what happens based on different orders of operations, and toss in a gratuitous Buffy reference.

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Also see the Output and Export wiki, and the Peformance wiki, and maybe even the Dashboards wiki.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/url-parameter-report-pdf-format#comment-44996

http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/there-way-expand-columns-width-tabcmd-get-export#comment-44861

http://kb.tableausoftware.com/articles/knowledgebase/using-tabcmd

Different outputs (PDF, etc.)

http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/undocumented-url-parameter-format#comment-44383

Automated printing

http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/tabcmd-printing-cached-view#comment-44458

Scheduling emails (for 7.0 and earlier)

http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/109923

Another email option:

http://community.tableausoftware.com/groups/dev-community/blog/2013/06/13/extending-tabcmd-add-email-sending-functionality

Specify size for tabcmd export

http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/119835

List of a tabadmin commands by Toby Erkson:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5141

Custom shapes

http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/116189

Performance

http://reports4u.co.uk/tableau-server-extract-slow-to-refresh/

Exclude filters kill query performance

http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/117702

See also the Performance Wiki.

Extracting and exporting data from the Postgres Database

http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/185965#185965

Show toolbar on top:

Show toolbar on top in embedded view on Tableau Server. add following line to the link [?:embed=y:toolbar=top ]

Embed YouTube video

http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/119828

Adding Google Analytics to Tableau Server

https://www.interworks.com/blogs/bsullins/2013/01/14/adding-google-analytics-your-tableau-server

Embed filters in URL

http://vizwiz.blogspot.com/2012/11/tableau-tip-passing-filters-in-url-to.html

Can embed Tableau parameters into the URL parameters as well.

Aliases and URL parameters

If a dimension or Tableau parameter is using aliases and you embed the dimension or Tableau parameter into a URL, the URL parameter uses the alias, not the underlying value. So, for example, if the integer value 1 has the alias East, East will be passed in the URL. The options are to deal with it on the receiving end or to create a calculated field in the sending workbook that doesn’t have an alias.

Boolean parameters that aren’t aliased use true/false, True or False cause a Tableau Server internal error.

SlideShare from Russell Christopher on URL and Javascript

http://www.slideshare.net/russellchristopher/embedding-with-tableau-server

v8 force rendering in browser or server:

To control whether a viz is rendered by the server or browser, you can add the flag :render=true for browser rendering and :render=false for server rendering to the url. For example, the url to an embedded viz with server rendering might be http://host.com/workbook_name/view_name?:embed=yes&:render=false

VizWiz: Embed a dynamically updating image from Tableau Server into PowerPoint (Windows only)

http://vizwiz.blogspot.com/2012/10/tableau-tip-embedding-dynamically.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&m=1

VizWiz: Passing filters in a URL (to create a dynamic report in PowerPoint)

http://vizwiz.blogspot.com/2012/11/tableau-tip-passing-filters-in-url-to.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&m=1

Some thoughts on update frequency from Russel Christopher:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/221992#221992

Javascript API

Tableau game by Michael Kovner:

http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/208782#208782

Animating via using filters/parameter:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/222418#222418

Hacking Tableau Server

Tableau Rest API

https://github.com/ratneshsinghparihar/TableauRestAPI

https://tableaurestapi.codeplex.com/

Using Powershell to automate Tableau Server

https://www.interworks.com/blogs/trhymer/2013/07/08/powershell-how-encrypt-and-store-credentials-securely-use-automation-script

https://www.interworks.com/blogs/mroberts/2013/07/09/creating-email-notifications-complete-tableau-extractsGetting started with Powershell: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/adventuresinsql/2010/05/06/where-do-i-start-with-powershell_3F00_/

Web service authentication in C# http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5251


Automate pdf generation using Tableau Desktop - Added January 14, 2015

Reference to using a macro utility and others to run reports from Desktop instead of using tabcmd: http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/249298#249298



testing Tableau for Mobile on a non-mobile browser - Added January 13, 2015

http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5346?et=watches.email.document



Tableau Online & Tableau Public current status - Added December 20, 2014

https://trust.tableausoftware.com/status/tableau-public



JavaScript for rotating dashboards over time - Added December 13, 2014

http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/319112?et=watches.email.thread#319112



Tickers on Server - Added December 10, 2014

From Russell Christopher:
http://russellchristopher.me/youdidwhat/



Enabling live refresh & rotating visualizations - Added October 5, 2014

Here’s the thread http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/292718?et=watches.email.thread#292718 and the tool Shawn mentioned http://www.winautomation.com/



Custom Tableau Server Admin Views - Added October 5, 2014

Post linking to Mark Jackson’s work
http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5592


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