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The Data Extract API enables developers to write their own programs and scripts that access and process data, then use the API to directly create a Tableau Data Extract (TDE) file. The TDE file can then be used in Tableau Desktop or published to Tableau Server.

The Data Extract API is available for the Windows and Linux platforms, in both 32bit and 64bit versions. It includes versions for C/C++, Java, and Python.

The use of the Data Extract API is governed by the License Agreement below. You should read the entire agreement carefully, but here are a few highlights:

  • Can be used without cost.
  • Can be distributed with your software, as long as Tableau is notified of these products (send an email to: licensing@tableau.com).
  • Tableau does not support programs created using the API.
  • Tableau does support and maintain the current and previous major version of the API. It is your responsibility to make sure you are using a supported version.
TABLEAU SOFTWARE, INC.
TABLEAU DATA EXTRACT API
BINARY CODE LICENSE AGREEMENT

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