When publishing to Tableau Server through the Run Job page, please complete the following steps to configure the datasource and settings to apply to the publish action.
- A datasource is a table in your Tableau Server datastore that can be used as an input for your Tableau Server projects. For more information, see https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/datasource.htm.
- For more information on creating a connection, see Tableau Server Connections.
- For more information on how types are written to Tableau, see Tableau Hyper Data Type Conversions.
- Select location: Navigate the Tableau Server browser to select the project and datasource to use for your publication.
- For more information on projects, see https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/projects.htm.
- To create a new datasource, click Create a new datasource.
- For more information, see https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/datasource.htm.
- Datasource options:
- Datasource name:
- New datasource: enter a datasource for it. You may use a pre-existing datasource name.
- Existing datasource: you cannot modify the name.
Output project: To change the project to which you are publishing, click the Tableau icon in the sidebar. Select a different project.
- Publish actions: Select one of the following.
- Create new datasource every run: Each run generates a new datasource with a timestamp appended to the name.
Append to this datasource every run: Each run adds any new results to the end of the datasource.
- Drop the datasource every run: With each run, the datasource is dropped (deleted), and all data is deleted. A new datasource with the same name is created, and any new results are added to it.
- Datasource name:
- To save the publishing action, click Add.
Tip: If you generate a Tableau format file as part of your output, you can choose to download and later publish it to Tableau Server. For more information, see Publishing Dialog.