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How do I track and monitor licenses in Tableau?

How do I track and monitor licenses in Tableau?


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As of Tableau 2018.2, there is not a license tracking management system, which means that in order to stay compliant, we ask that you follow the process outlined in this video. The process is also outlined on the attached pdf. 

How do I monitor who is using the dashboard as a viewer license?

Step 1: Go to "Content"

 

Step 2: Click on your Extensions Workbook project that you created for extensions workbooks 


 

 

Step 3: Click on a workbook within that project 

 

 

Step 4: Click on the three dots next to the workbook


 

Step 5: Then "who has seen this view" 


 

Step 6: Add up the number of users in this list


 

 

Common FAQs

  1. How does the user license work? Is it user or session based? If it is user based, is it specific to a document/site, or can a user access any number of workbooks? The licenses are user specific, so anyone that creates dashboards with narratives or views dashboards with narratives counts as a license. If a user has a license, they can access any number of workbooks.
  2. Not all of the viewers of a dashboard will be given licenses. In that scenario, what is the approach you recommend? We recommend duplicating the workbook and using the narratives only in the workbook that the licensed users can access. It helps to have these workbooks in a designated folder using permissions. Unfortunately this is the only way to monitor usage until Tableau enables licensing (likely Q4 or Q1 of next year). 

 

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As of Tableau 2018.2, there is not a license tracking management system, which means that in order to stay compliant, we ask that you follow the process outlined in this video. The process is also outlined on the attached pdf. 

How do I monitor who is using the dashboard as a viewer license?

Step 1: Go to "Content"

 

Step 2: Click on your Extensions Workbook project that you created for extensions workbooks 


 

 

Step 3: Click on a workbook within that project 

 

 

Step 4: Click on the three dots next to the workbook


 

Step 5: Then "who has seen this view" 


 

Step 6: Add up the number of users in this list


 

 

Common FAQs

  1. How does the user license work? Is it user or session based? If it is user based, is it specific to a document/site, or can a user access any number of workbooks? The licenses are user specific, so anyone that creates dashboards with narratives or views dashboards with narratives counts as a license. If a user has a license, they can access any number of workbooks.
  2. Not all of the viewers of a dashboard will be given licenses. In that scenario, what is the approach you recommend? We recommend duplicating the workbook and using the narratives only in the workbook that the licensed users can access. It helps to have these workbooks in a designated folder using permissions. Unfortunately this is the only way to monitor usage until Tableau enables licensing (likely Q4 or Q1 of next year). 

 

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