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Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

Tableau (via Mac) is starting to phase out XLS as a data source, meaning I have to open the files and save them as XLSX. This is a huuuuuge headache when updating 100 reports once a week.

Any solution to this that's not a crappy work-around?

Thanks,

-Brendon
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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

So I had one of my engineers write a bash script to automatically convert the files for me when they come in. Problem solved!

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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

Hey Brendon - How are you getting data into Tableau? Only Export/Import?
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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

I believe that's the only way I know how to do it. Now getting them sent to me once a week via the subscriptions tab, then copying into my Tableau Workbooks folder, but it still sends them as XLS, which is a headache when you're dealing with 56 reports.

Thanks for the response,

-Brendon
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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

You can theoretically use SOAP/REST to extract the data directly. There are services out there who claim to do it, but my internal people say it is really easy to do yourself. 
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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

Thanks - I'll dig through the Marketo API docs to see if there's a way to directly connect. Is it safe to say there's no way to get the reports in XLSX? Anyone know why such an advanced software still exports in XLS?
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Re: Can I get reports sent in XLSX format?

So I had one of my engineers write a bash script to automatically convert the files for me when they come in. Problem solved!

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