TDE 8 Formatter (Deprecated)

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Snap type:



This Snap formats tabular document data into Tableau data format (TDE extension) and writes this formatted data to a binary output view. The binary output view can be used to connect to the File Writer Snap to persist data as a file.  This file can then be used with Tableau products including Tableau Desktop.

NoteThis Snap Pack has been implemented against the 8.1.2 version of Tableau server and verified with 8.2



Support and limitations:

Works in Ultra Task Pipelines.


Accounts are not used with this Snap.

InputThis Snap has exactly one document input view.
OutputThis Snap has exactly one document output view.
ErrorThis Snap has at most one document error view and produces zero or more documents in the view.



Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your pipeline.

Snap Execution

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

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