As part of  Tableau Questions and Answers series, I am asking questions related to Tableau and data warehousing concepts, for this post I am asking about TWB vs TWBX. I will encourage my students and other readers to explore the answers and reply with comments.


Tableau Question 2.  What is the difference between Twb and Twbx files in Tableau?

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2 thoughts on “TWB vs TWBX ?

  • .twb

    Tableau workbook files have the .twb file extension. Workbooks hold one or more worksheets, plus zero or more dashboards and stories.

    Saves the all the sheets and their connection information in a workbook file. The data is not included


    Tableau packaged workbooks have the .twbx file extension. A packaged workbook is a single zip file that contains a workbook along with any supporting local file data sources and background images. This format is the best way to package your work for sharing with others who don’t have access to the data.

    Saves all the sheets, their connection information and any local resources, e.g., local file data sources, background images.

  • Tableau desktop design file is known as Workbook. And it has an extension .twb which is Tableau Workbook file. Whereas Tableau workbooks can be packaged with data which has an extension .twbx.

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