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Extracts are saved subsets of data that you canuse to improve performance or to take advantage of Tableau functionality not available or supported in your original data. When you create an extract of your data, you can reduce the total amount of data by using filters and configuring other limits. After you create an extract, you can refresh it with data from the original data. When refreshing the data, you have the option to either do a full refresh, which replaces all of the contents in the extract, or you can do an incremental refresh, which only adds rows that are new since the previous refresh.
Help improve performance: When you interact with views that use extract data sources, you generally experience better performance than when interacting with views based on connections to the original data.
Support additional functionality: Extracts allow you to take advantage of Tableau functionality that's not available or supported by the original data, such as theability to compute Count Distinct.
Provide offline access to your data: If you are using Tableau Desktop, extracts allow you to save and work with the data locally when the original data is not available. For example, when you are traveling.
Beginning with version 2020.4, extracts are available in web authoring and content server. Now, you no longer have to use Tableau Desktop to extract your data sources. For more information, see Create Extracts on the Web.
With the introduction of logical tables and physical tables in the Tableau data model in version 2020.2, extract storage options have changed from Single Table and Multiple Tables, to Logical Tables and Physical Tables. These options better describe how extracts will be stored. For more information, see Decide how the extract data should be stored.
Beginning with version 10.5, when you create a new extract it uses the .hyper format. Extracts in the .hyper format take advantage of the improved data engine, which supports faster analytical and query performance for larger data sets.
You can choose to have Tableau store the data in your extract using one of two structures (schemas): logical tables (normalized schema) or physical tables (normalized schema). For more information about logical and physical tables, see The Tableau Data Model.
Select Logical Tables when you want to limit the amount of data in your extract with additional extract properties like extract filters, aggregation, Top N, or other features that require denormalized data. Also use when your data uses pass-through functions (RAWSQL). This is the default structure Tableau uses to store extract data. If you use this option when your extract contains joins, the joins are applied when the extract is created.
Note: Both the Logical Tables and Physical Tables options only affect how the data in your extract is stored. The options do not affect how tables in your extract are displayed on the Data Source page.
For example, suppose your extract is comprised of one logical table that contains three physical tables. If you directly open the extract (.hyper) file that has been configured to use the default option, Logical Tables, you see one table listed on the Data Source page. However, if you open the extract using the packaged data source (.tdsx) file or the data source (.tdsx) file with its corresponding extract (.hyper) file, you see all three tables that comprise the extract on the Data Source page.
Select Aggregate data for visible dimensions to aggregate the measures using their default aggregation. Aggregating the data consolidates rows, can minimize the size of the extract file, and increase performance.
When you choose to aggregate the data, you can also select Roll updates to a specified date level such as Year, Month,etc. The examples below show how the data will be extracted for each aggregation option you can choose.
You can extractAll rows or the TopN rows. Tableau firstapplies any filters and aggregation and then extracts the numberof rows from the filtered and aggregated results. The numberof rows options depend on the type of data source you are extracting from.
After you create an extract, the workbook beginsto use the extract version of your data. However, the connection to the extract version of your data is not preserved until you save the workbook. This means if youclose the workbook without saving the workbook first, the workbook will connectto the original data source the next time you open it.
When you're working with a large extract, you might want to create an extract with a sample of the data soyou can set up the view while avoiding long queries every time you place a field on a shelf on the sheet tab. You can then toggle between using the extract (with sample data) and using the entire data sourceby selecting a data source on the Data menuand then selecting Use Extract.
You can remove an extract at anytime by selecting the extract data sourceon the Data menu and then selecting Extract > Remove.When you remove an extract, you can choose to Remove the extractfrom the workbook only or Remove and delete the extract file. The latter optionwill delete the extract from your hard drive.
Tableau generally recommends that you use the default data storage option, Logical Tables, when setting up and working with extracts. In many cases, some of the features you need for your extract, like extract filters, are only available to you if you use the Logical Tables option.
The Physical Tables option should be used sparingly to help with specific situations such as when your data source meets the Conditions for using the Physical Tables option and the size of your extract is larger than expected. To determine if the extract is larger than it should be, the sum of rows in the extract using the Logical Tables option must be higher than the sum of rows of all the combined tables before the extract has been created. If you encounter this scenario, try using the Physical Tables option instead.
When using the Physical Tables option, other options to help reduce the data in your extract, like extract filters, aggregation, Top N and Sampling are disabled. If you need to reduce the data in an extract that uses the Physical Tables option, consider filtering the data before it is brought into Tableau Desktop using one of the following suggestions:
Connect to your data and define filters using custom SQL: Instead of connecting to a database table, connect to your data using custom SQL instead. When creating your custom SQL query, make sure that it contains the appropriate level of filtering that you need to reduce the data in your extract. For more information about custom SQL in Tableau Desktop, see Connect to a Custom SQL Query.
Define a view in the database: If you have write access to your database, consider defining a database view that contains just the data you need for your extract and then connect to the database view from Tableau Desktop.
If you want to secure extract data at the row level, using the Physical Tables option is the recommended way to achieve this scenario. For more information about row-level security in Tableau, see Restrict Access at the Data Row Level.
Troubleshoot extracts Creating an extract takes a long time: Depending on the size of your data set, creating an extract cantake a long time. However, after you have extracted the data andsaved it to your computer, performance can improve.
Extract is not created: If your data set contains a really large number of columns (e.g., in the thousands), in some cases Tableau might not be able to create the extract. If you encounter problems, consider extracting fewer columns or restructuring the underlying data.
Save dialog does not display or extract is not created from a .twbx: If you follow the above procedure to extract data from a packaged workbook, the Save dialog does not display. When an extract is created from a packaged workbook (.twbx), the extract file is automatically stored in the package of files associated with the packaged workbook. To access the extract file that you created from the packaged workbook, you must unpackage the workbook. For more information, see Packaged Workbooks.
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