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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Refreshing Tableau data extracts

In the previous section, we learned about how to upload and manage data extracts in Tableau online. Once you have data extracts available to use for analytics, you also need to make sure that they are updated on a regular basis so you have the most up-to-date data for analytics. Tableau offers different ways of refreshing data extracts. Let's walk through each of them.

Refreshing published extracts locally

Here are some steps to refresh published extracts locally:

  1. Log in to Tableau online, and click on the Data Sources tab:

    Refreshing published extracts locally

  2. Look for the data extract that you want to refresh:

  3. Download the data extract:

  4. Open the data ...

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