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DOWNLOAD TABLEAU DATASOURCE

tommasoBicocchi
7 - Meteor

Hi everyone,

 

Actually I'm trying to download a Tableau datasource from Tableau server using only Alteryx tools(no python scripting).

 

I'm getting "PK" as a response from Tableau Server.

 

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As you can see the response header is 200 so I'm expecting that the column "DownloadData" contains the hyper datasource file from Tableau.

 

Any suggestion on how:

1) save the downloaded DS to a path?

2) rework the downloaded data and re-use it into my workflow?

 

Thank you,

T.

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mceleavey
16 - Nebula

Hi @tommasoBicocchi ,

 

Have you configured the download tool to download to temporary file or to text?

Can you show the config of your download tool?

 

You can configure the tool to download to a temp folder, or specify the folder you want to use in a field:

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This will drop the file into that location and you can read it in from there.

 

Hope this helps,

 

M.

 

tommasoBicocchi
7 - Meteor

Hi @mceleavey,

 

you are right, before i've downloaded the file from Tableau server as a text.

 

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Suppose that i download a "file"(as you suggested) or a "temporay file":

- Do i will need to setup a share drive to use it on the server?

 

Thank you,

T.

mceleavey
16 - Nebula

@tommasoBicocchi ,

 

If you are doing this on a designer and need the Alteryx server to pick it up then you will need to drop it somewhere accessible by the Server. That can be a network drive, S3 bucket, whatever you like.

 

M.

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