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Publish to Tableau Server Tool

The Publish to Tableau Server tool provides the ability to publish a data stream in Alteryx to an instance of Tableau as a Tableau data source (.tde) file.

Access to an instance of Tableau Server (9.0.1 - 10.3) or Tableau Online is required to use this tool.

Blobs and spatial objects cannot be written to Tableau data sources, and will be excluded. The input must contain at least one column that contains strings, numbers, or dates.

This macro is not automatically installed with Alteryx Designer. To use this macro, download it from the Alteryx Analytics Gallery.

Configuration Properties

Connection Tab

Select a connection type

Username and Password: Enter the Username and Password credentials used when logging into Tableau Server from a web browser.

Output Tab

Publish data source: If this option is selected, the data stream used as the input to the tool will be published as a data source to the Tableau Server instance specified on the Connection tab.

Request authentication token: If this option is selected, then the macro will provide an authentication token in the X-Tableau-Auth field. This can be used to make subsequent calls to the Tableau Server REST API with the Download tool or other tools such as curl. The data source will not be published.