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Read Tableau Extract Files

Right now we can create Tableau extract files (.tde), but cannot read them into Alteryx -- this limits the partnership of these two companies.
Please add the functionality to import .tde files,

Alteryx Partner

Tableau Extract are now in hyper...


I just noticed this thread, and it will be good if Tableau can open up its hyper/tde file for data to be read by other tools, like Alteryx.

Something like open sourcing alteryx's yxdb: will be good.


While this idea is around read data from Tableau, I had an idea on writing spatial data into Tableau, which I hope to get more support from the community. As a tableau user who is dealing with a lot of spatial data, I had an idea around "Support WKT as Spatial object + output spatial object in TDE (now Hyper) file directly"  ‎09-27-2017.  (FME can do this, as it have better understanding of Tableau's spatial data type. I guess the reason Alteryx is not supporting the functionality is due to the lack of support to Well Know Test. So I combined the two ideas into one.)


Link to the idea: 

It has 4 stars at the moment, hope it can be voted up.


Many thanks



Alteryx Partner

Interesting idea, and I truly understand why this Idea was submitted.


But there is a reason to why this idea has status Partner Dependent, it is not because Alteryx can't or won't do it, but because Tableau basically does not allow anybody but Tableau to read .tde or .hyper files. What Tableau allows is for others to write to their data formats but not read from them.


So technically there is noting that prohibits Alteryx from reading .tde or .hyper files, but you would be violation the Tableau license.

These dataformats are propriety of Tableau, and all though there is a provided API for these formats, ir only allows you to create the files, not read them 😔




PS. It still gets my vote 😉