The Data Management Add-on is a collection of features and functionality that helps customers manage Tableau content and data assets in their Tableau Server or Tableau Online environment.
Starting in Tableau Server version 2019.1, Tableau Prep Conductor is available for on-premise Tableau Server deployments, and in version 2019.3, Tableau Prep Conductor is available for Tableau Online deployments. You can use Tableau Prep Conductor to schedule and monitor flows.
Starting in version 2019.3, Tableau Catalog is included in the Data Management Add-on, making a variety of additional features available to you in the data management space. You can use Tableau Catalog to discover data, curate data assets, communicate data quality, perform impact analysis, and trace the lineage of data used in Tableau content.
Both Tableau Catalog and Tableau Prep Conductor are licensed through the Data Management Add-on. For more information about licensing, see License the Data Management Add-on.
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To purchase the Data Management Add-on, contact your account manager.
Data Management Add-on Features
The following table lists the features for the Data Management Add-on, which includes:
- Tableau Catalog
- Tableau Prep Conductor
Tableau Desktop 2019.3
These features require the Data Management Add-on with Tableau Catalog enabled(Link opens in a new window).
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|Permissions on metadata||Tableau Catalog enables you to control who can see and manage external assets and what metadata is shown through lineage by setting permissions.|
|Expanded connect experience - data discovery||Whether you author in the web or in Tableau Desktop(Link opens in a new window), you can now search for and connect to the specific databases and tables used by published data sources and workbooks on your Tableau Server(Link opens in a new window) or Tableau Online(Link opens in a new window) site.|
|Expanded search||Tableau Catalog expands search results to include fields, columns, databases, and tables.|
|Tag external assets(Link opens in a new window)||You can categorize items on Tableau Server and Tableau Online with tags, helping users to filter external assets (databases, files, tables, and columns).|
|Certify databases and tables(Link opens in a new window)||Help users find trusted data that meets the standards you set by certifying databases and tables.|
|Set data quality warnings||You can set warnings to alert users to data quality issues, such as stale or deprecated data.|
|Lineage and impact analysis(Link opens in a new window)||The Lineage tool traces the source of your data. You can use it to analyze the impact of changes to your data, identify which users might be impacted, and email owners(Link opens in a new window) of a workbook, data source, or flow, or contacts for a database or table, about>Enable users to better understand a published visualization by seeing information about the data used.|
|Add descriptions to assets||Help users find the data they're looking for by adding descriptions to databases, tables, and columns.|
|Developer resources||Tableau REST API - metadata methods(Link opens in a new window)||Programmatically add, update, and remove external assets; and add additional metadata to Tableau content and external assets like descriptions.|
|Tableau Metadata API(Link opens in a new window)|| Programmatically query metadata from the content published to Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Programmatically update certain metadata using the metadata methods(Link opens in a new window) in the Tableau Server REST API. |
Note: The Metadata API does not require the Data Management Add-on.
|GraphiQL(Link opens in a new window)|| Explore and test queries against the Metadata API schema using an interactive in-browser tool called GraphiQL. |
Note: GraphiQL does not require the Data Management Add-on.
Tableau Prep Conductor
Tableau Prep Builder 2019.3.2
These features require the Data Management Add-on with Tableau Prep Conductor enabled on Tableau Server(Link opens in a new window) or Tableau Online(Link opens in a new window).
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|Schedule flow runs(Link opens in a new window)||You can create scheduled flow tasks to run a flow at a specific time or on a recurring basis.|
|Monitor flow health and performance(Link opens in a new window)||Set up email notifications at the site or server level when flows fail, view and resume suspended flow tasks, and view errors and alerts. You can also use Administrative Views to monitor the activities related to flows, performance history, and the disk space used at the server or site level.|
|Tableau REST API - flow methods||Programmatically schedule flows.|