Tableau Finder – Overview¶
The Tableau Finder application tab provides easy and deep discovery of your BI assets in Tableau environments and of the impact they have on other assets:
This is the space for the global search of the Tableau metadata associated with all Tableau objects.
Why would I use it?¶
Use Tableau Finder for
Fast and easy search for business objects when you know a part of their names
Answers to typical questions like 'which Tableau workbooks use the particular table X'
Discovery of object details (for example, columns in tables) not accessible with other tools like Tableau Explorer
Tableau Finder Tab UI¶
The Tableau Finder tab consists of two areas:
Filter Pane with filters for limiting the amount of displayed BI assets. Note that in Tableau Finder the set of filters changes depending on your actions. Initially, only Environments filter group is displayed. When you choose a typical question or specify a search string, MMTE performs basic selection of target BI assets on server side and then shows more filters in Filter Pane.
There are two approaches of using the Tableau Finder UI:
When you type any text in the search string, the content area changes and start displaying BI assets matching your search string.
When you type any text in the Quick Search control, typical questions disappear, and the lists of BI assets discovered through your search are displayed. Read here for further details.
The Tableau Finder tab offers a number of commands in the context menu.
The context menu is accessed by right-clicking on one or more selected rows in the content area.
When you launch the context menu on the main screen of Tableau Finder, in the list of typical questions, it contains the only command Copy.
When you use the search tool, you can use the following commands upon BI assets discovered in your search: