What is live and extract in tableau?

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Could someone tell me what is live and extract in tableau?


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Ans: Live and Extract are two different ways that help in making the data connections to the tableau. Live allows you to work on the real-time data whereas extracts are represented as a batch which will need to be refreshed on a timely basis to get the latest updated data.


In the live connection, the changes will be done at the datasource which will be directly available on the tableau desktop. In case of extracting, the changesĀ  made in the data source will not be reflecting immediately in the reports. Only when the extract is refreshed, the changes will be reflecting.

 
 

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