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Replace datasource name in tableau workbook

Meteor

I am trying to write a workflow to automatically rename a Tableau datasource.  To do this I have read in the XML and used the find replace tool.  I have set encoding to UTF-8.  The file is created and looks ok but Tableau doesn't agree and wont load the file. 

 

Has anyone done this before or have any suggestions how to resolve this?


Thanks

 

 

Andrew 

 

 

 

 

Alteryx Partner

Any chance you can post the workflow ?

 

I usually do this sort of thing in Notepad++ because it's been more ad-hoc in nature, but it should be easy(ish) in Alteryx as well.

Meteor

Thanks for you reply, I found that there was an offending "" in that was being added as I had the quote output field set to auto.  I changed this to never and it worked as required.!

 

Thanks again

 

Cheers

 

Andrew

Meteor

Thx

Alteryx Partner

Hi Andrew,

Can you pls share your workflow steps used to achieve replacing data source names in Tableau xml?

 

Thanks 

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