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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Saving our work as a packaged workbook

In the first chapter, we briefly saw how to save our work in Tableau by saving My first Tableau Workbook with the .twb extension. This .twb file is a proprietary file format in Tableau, and the file saved with the .twb extension is referred to as a Tableau workbook.

This .twb file is an XML document that contains information regarding the sheets, dashboards, and so on that we have created in Tableau. The .twb file is an interactive file that contains only the metadata information about our data and not the actual data, because of which it is constantly referencing a datasource. What this means is that, if we wish to share our work with our end users in a .twb format, then we need to make sure that they have ...

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