What is performance recording in Tableau Server? How to implement performance recording in Tableau Server?.

What is Performance Recording in Tableau Server?


As mentioned in the title, Performance Recording is a task within Tableau Server! We develop and test reports in Tableau Desktop, then publish the reports in Tableau Server. In general, when there are response time issues with a report, complaints from users about slowness, we need to trouble shoot the performance issues. The feature in Tableau Server ‘Performance Recording’ will help to record the sequence of events happening within the published reporting activity. This recorded information will help to find the root cause of the problem, after knowing root cause, we can trouble shoot the performance problem.

Let’s try to understand the information that we can get from Performance Recording to trouble shoot problems.
The Performance Recording feature in Tableau records performance information about key events as we interact with a published workbook. We can then view performance metrics in a workbook that Tableau creates to analyze and troubleshoot different events that are known to affect performance:

• Query execution
• Geocoding
• Connections to data sources
• Layout computations
• Extract generation
• Blending data
• Server blending (Tableau Server only)

How to create ‘Performance Recording’ in Tableau Server?


Go to the site where the workbook published, then click ‘Settings’, under workbook performance metrics, select ‘Record workbook performance metrics’, then click ‘Save’.

To view the recorded performace recording details - Click Performance to open a performance workbook. This is an up-to-the-minute snapshot of performance data. We can continue taking additional snapshots as we continue working with the view; the performance data is cumulative.

For detailed implementation, please visit the following Tableau help link:

Tableau help link to 'Create a Performance Recording'

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