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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Chapter 1.  Data Extraction

A lot of enterprises today use Tableau to extract data from a variety of data sources. Data extraction is the first and an important step to make your data available to analytics in Tableau.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Different ways of creating Tableau data extracts
  • Technical details of how a Tableau data extracts works
  • Creating extracts with a large volume of data efficiently
  • Uploading and managing Tableau data extract in Tableau online
  • Refreshing Tableau data extracts
  • Using the Tableau web connector to create data extracts

Different ways of creating Tableau data extracts

Tableau provides a few ways to create extracts.

Direct connect to original data sources

Creating an extract by connecting to the original ...

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