We began this chapter by considering the various Tableau file types  in particular, the .tds, .tdsx, .twb, and .twbx file types. This provided us with a foundation to understand different ways to architect a Tableau Server deployment. We considered four basic architecture scenarios and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Next, we looked at Tableau Server Revision History, where we learned that version-control features beginning in Tableau 9.3 can provide a safety-net against inadvertently overwriting files. This was followed by a section on the Tableau Server web-authoring environment, which compared and contrasted that environment with Tableau Desktop. The primary purpose of this section was to establish a knowledge base for ...

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