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October 23, 2014

Facebook Jeopardy: My extract has been failing for the last 3 days and I just noticed

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Alex, I'll take Tipping The Scale for $200 please. The answer is:
My extract has been failing for the last 3 days and I just noticed
Anyone that uses Tableau Server can benefit from this hack. Our admin team created this awesome tool that monitors the extract refreshes on Server and sends us notifications once extracts complete or fail. Imagine a life where you have trigger kicking off your extracts and you have a service that monitors your extracts; that's what we have and it freaking awesome!

While we cannot share the code for this (it's built on our internal code stack anyway), the idea and the implementation is quite simple. A couple weeks ago, I was at Tableau HQ and did a deeper dive into this for them; here's to hoping they add this into Server as a standard feature.
Here's the demo of the hack from #DATA14 (the hack starts at 10:22 if it doesn't start there automatically):




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