Enable Tableau Catalogue
Catalogue is available with the Data Management Add-on. For more information, see About Data Management Add-on.
In addition to Catalogue, metadata about your content can also be accessed from both the Tableau Metadata API(Link opens in a new window) and the Tableau REST API using Metadata Methods(Link opens in a new window).
Catalogue on Tableau Online
Catalogue is automatically enabled when Tableau Online is licensed with the Data Management Add-on.
After your Tableau Online site has been licensed with the Data Management Add-on, the content that already exists on your Tableau Online site is immediately indexed. The time it takes to index the content depends on the amount of content you have. After the content is initially indexed, Catalogue monitors newly published content and other changes to assets and continues to index in the background.
You or your users might encounter one of the following issues when using Catalogue.
To ensure that Catalogue tasks that have to return a large number of results don’t take up all system resources, Catalogue implements both timeout and node limits.
When tasks in Catalogue reach the timeout limit, you and your users see the following message:
“Showing partial results, Request time limit exceeded. Try again later.” or TIME_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
When tasks in Catalogue reach the node limit, you and your users see the following message:
As a Tableau Online site admin, you can disable Catalogue by turning off its capabilities.
Turn off Catalogue capabilities
(Requires the Data Management Add-on)
You can turn off Catalogue capabilities at any time. When Catalogue capabilities are turned off, the features of Catalogue, such as adding data quality warnings or the ability to explicitly manage permissions to database and table assets, are not accessible through
Sign in to
Tableau Online using your site admin credentials.
From the left navigation pane, click Settings.
On the General tab, under Tableau Catalogue, clear the Turn on Tableau Catalogue tick box.
Stop indexing metadata
Indexing cannot be stopped for a Tableau Online site.