Issue#39: Tableau - A way to create a Tableau data dictionary in order to see the Field Names within a workbook and associated formulas

  • Tableau does not have the ability to export the workbook logic and load the field names and formulas into other software, for example a program that manages metadata for a company/department to provide a data dictionary.


    If this can be implemented on future release then it would be helpful for developers to keep track on their Calculating fields and formulas.

    It will add the ability to provide a data dictionary or integrate Tableau into system like metadata management such as Informatica Metadata Manager is so that users will have a better understanding of how data is connected.


    As Tableau development of workbook dashboards becomes more complex with connecting to multiple data sources, joining multiple fields, creating numerous calculated fields and workbooks, there is a need for the following:


    1.To see which data sources are used in which workbooks, dashboards, and worksheets.

    2.Understand the data lineage from source to workbook to dashboard to worksheet.

    3.Ability to view the formula behind calculated fields.

    4.Integrate Tableau into metadata management  systems such as Informatica Metadata Manager.



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