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Tableau Extract Filters

Extract filter is used to filter the extracted data from the data source. This filter is utilized if the user extracts the data from the data source.

After connecting the text file to Tableau, you can see the two options, Live and Extract in the top right corner of the data source tab.

A live connection is directly connected to a data source. And extract connection extracts the data from the data source and creates a local copy in Tableau repository. The procedure for creating an extracting filter is given below step by step as follows.

Step1: Connect a text file with Tableau.

  • Click on the "Extract" radio button as shown in below screenshot.
Tableau Extract Filters
  • It creates a local copy in Tableau repository.

Step2: Then,

  • Click on the "Edit" option that placed on the top right corner near to Extract button.
  • It opens the "Extract data" window. Click on the "Add" option present in the Window.
Tableau Extract Filters

Step3: "Add Filter" Window is opened to select a filter condition.

You can choose any of the fields and add as Extract filter. In this example, we have selected "Category" as extract filter.

  1. Select the Category field from the list.
  2. Click on OK button.
Tableau Extract Filters

After clicking on the OK button, it opens a filter window shown in the below screenshot.

Tableau Extract Filters




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