Hyper Write


You can use this Snap to create a hyper file on a local disk for incoming documents and publish it to Tableau Server/Online without packaging it into a data source.

Hyper Write Snap Settings


  • Tableau 10.5 or later version.
  • Tableau Hyper Snaps use Tableau Hyper API version You must have the Java Native Access (JNA) and shared libraries of the same API version for the respective Operating System on which you run your Tableau pipelines. You can download the files for your operating system (Windows, Mac, and Linux) using this link: Hyper API 0.0.13129.
  • Setup Tableau Hyper Lib: To run the Tableau hyper pipelines in a plex, you must set the environment or system property TABLEAU_HYPER_LIBS to /home/lib (excluding /hyper) where the JCC is running.
  • Install Tabcmd Utility: The Tableau Snaps (Hyper Formatter, Hyper Parser, and Hyper Write) invoke tabcmd internally for their functioning.


  • To publish hyper files without packaging them as a data source, the file must contain exactly one schema in one table.

Known Issues


Snap Views

View Description Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Input Parsed CSV data stream. Examples:
Output Creates a Hyper file. Examples:

Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter when running the pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.
  • Discard Error Data and Continue Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the remaining records.
  • Route Error Data to Error View Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.
  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.
  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.
  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.
Field / Field set Type Description
Label String Required. Specify a unique name for the Snap. Modify this to be more appropriate, especially if there are more than one of the same Snap in the pipeline.
Datasource String

Required. Specify the Tableau datasource name on the server. If left empty, the name defaults to the current date and time as the default value.

Default value: N/A

Example: Test

Project String

Required. Specify the project name to which hyper file should be published.

Default value: N/A

Example: Project Test

Schema Name String/Expression

Required. Specify a schema name for the Tableau extract. If left empty, the Snap uses the default schema name Extract.

Default value: N/A

Example: schema_demo

Overwrite Checkbox

Required. Select this checkbox to overwrite an existing datasource with the same name.

Default value: Deselected

Append Checkbox

Required. Select this checkbox to overwrite an existing datasource with the same name.

Default value: Deselected

Certificate Check Checkbox

Required. Select this checkbox to enable the tabcmd process to validate Tableau server SSL certificate.

Default value: Selected

Snap execution Dropdown list Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes.
Available options are:
  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.