Please note: This tool and the outlined processes are not supported by Tableau. I convert Tableau files from one version to another version quite frequently. For example, someone is on Tableau 9. When opening a newer file in Tableau, there is a warning message. There are two places where the version is set, the workbook source and the database source. I decided to create a web-based conversion tool.
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Please note: This tool and the outlined processes are not supported by Tableau. I convert Tableau files from one version to another version quite frequently. For example, someone is on Tableau 9. When opening a newer file in Tableau, there is a warning message.
There are two places where the version is set, the workbook source and the database source. I decided to create a web-based conversion tool. Click here or the image below to try it. The TWB file will show in the text window. Next, select the version of Tableau that you wish to convert it to from the dropdown box. The TWB file will be modified. Finally, click the save button to save the new TWB file. The new TWB file will be downloaded into your download folder appended with the name "[your file name] Tableau v9.
This is super-simple and even works on a mobile device, taking a TWB file from Dropbox. When you open, you might have to repoint to the data source depending on what it is. They contain a TWB file along with the data files and images. This requires one additional step once you have the TWB saved. First, select the TWBX you want to convert. The zip file will unpack in a list on the screen.
Find the TWB file in that list and click on it. Then select the Tableau version that you want to convert to.
Then click "save as a TWB" and it will download in your download folder. I have tested various conversions, different connection types, and multiple connections. This may change with future releases as new functionality in the XML or other changes may affect the conversion. I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Jeff DataPlusScience. For more tips, tricks, and vizzes by Jeff, visit his Tableau Public page , check out his blog , and connect with him on Twitter HighVizAbility.
Convert the version of your Tableau files with this handy tool
David is also Tableau Trainer — travelling the country to teach others how to use Tableau to see and understand their data. One of the questions he often gets is how to convert Tableau into PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint is ubiquitous and many companies have policies requiring PowerPoint for presentations. Sometimes we have to bow to cultural dictates and put static screenshots of interactive visualizations into a pptx file. How does one best do this? Note that this selection choice is not available in Adobe Acrobat Standard. You have a PowerPoint presentation!
Details of extension .twbx
This works very well, except for Hyper extracts. If trying to convert Last week I posted a new Tableau conversion tool here for converting Tableau files from one version of Tableau to a previous version of Tableau, for example, converting a Tableau 9. A big thank you to the Tableau community for all of the emails and tweets. I wanted to follow up with another post to explain how the conversion is done, provide further details about the tool itself and give a disclaimer. So here it goes.