The Data Management Add-on includes Tableau Catalog, Tableau Prep Conductor, virtual connections, and data policies. Contact your account manager (or go to the Tableau pricing(Link opens in a new window) page) to purchase the Data Management Add-on.

Tableau Prep Conductor

After you purchase and license the Data Management Add-on, you must enable Prep Conductor on Tableau Online. For more information, see Enable Tableau Prep Conductor on Your Tableau Online Site(Link opens in a new window).

  • At least one resource block is required to use Tableau Prep Conductor in Tableau Online. To learn more about resource blocks, see Resource Blocks.
  • When the Data Management Add-on is active and enabled, you can schedule flows in Tableau Server or Tableau Online and monitor flows.
  • When the Data Management Add-on is removed or deactivated, or if the Data Management Add-on expires, then the ability to schedule flows is disabled.
  • If your Tableau Server or Tableau Online license is still active and valid, you can download the flows using the Tableau Server REST API. For more information, see Flow Methods(Link opens in a new window).

Tableau Catalog

After you purchase and license the Data Management Add-on for Tableau Online, Catalog is automatically enabled.

  • When the Data Management Add-on is active and enabled, you can use Tableau Catalog to discover data, curate data assets, perform impact analysis, and trace the lineage of data used in Tableau content.
  • When the Data Management Add-on is removed, deactivated, or expired, the information remains on the server. The Tableau Catalog-specific information is then only accessible using the Tableau Metadata API; it no longer appears in the product. For more information, see the Metadata API(Link opens in a new window).
  • When the Data Management Add-on is removed, deactivated, or expired, the write APIs for all new Tableau Catalog information (for example, table descriptions, data quality warnings, column descriptions) are disabled. You can still read information using the Metadata API, however permissions on tables and databases can’t be explicitly managed in the product.

Virtual connections and data policies

After you purchase and license the Data Management Add-on for Tableau, virtual connections and data policies are automatically enabled.

  • When the Data Management Add-on is active and enabled, you can use virtual connections to create sharable resources that provide a central access point to data. You can also create data policies that enable you to filter data for users using centralized row-level security.
  • When the Data Management Add-on is removed, deactivated, or expired, the information remains on the server but is not accessible.
  • When the Data Management Add-on is reactivated, the information is restored on the server and accessible.
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