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Learning Tableau by Joshua N. Milligan

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Sharing a workbook with users of Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader

Sharing a workbook with other Tableau Desktop users is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to consider.

One of the major considerations is whether you will be sharing a packaged workbook (.twbx) or an unpackaged workbook (.twb). Packaged workbooks are single files that contain the workbook (.twb), extracts (.tde), file-based data sources that have not been extracted (.xls, .xlsx, .txt, .cub, .mdb, and so on), custom images, and various other related files.

To share a workbook with users of Tableau Desktop:

  • You may share either a packaged (.twbx) or unpackaged (.twb) workbook by simply sharing the file with another user who has the same or newer version of Tableau Desktop. ...

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