LogShark Installation and User Guide

Analyze your Tableau log files – in Tableau!

LogShark is a tool you can use to analyze and troubleshoot Tableau performance and activity. LogShark extracts data from Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop log files and builds workbooks that can help you identify and understand error conditions, performance bottlenecks, and background activity.

LogShark works by running a set of targeted plugins that pull specific data out of the log files. LogShark builds a data source and provides Tableau workbooks which you can then use to analyze the log files in Tableau.

NOTE: This version of LogShark is significantly faster and brings back the ability to write to a PostgreSQL database server, as well as a number of other improvements. See releases page for a full list of updates.

This installation and user guide will walk you through the steps to get started, how to run LogShark and view the results, and a command dictionary.

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LogShark and Tableau Technical Support

LogShark is released as a Community-Supported tool. It is intended to be a self-service tool and includes this user guide. Any bugs discovered should be filed in the LogShark Git Issue tracker.