Tableau — Who Deleted That Workbook?!?

While Tableau doesn’t have anything nice like a ‘dumpster’ from which you can restore a deleted workbook, it does at least keep tables for historic events like workbook deletion. The following query finds records where a workbook with FOOBAR in its name was deleted. It lists all of the event info as well as info on the user who deleted it. Near as I can tell, the “created” date for the historical_events table is the date the workbook was deleted (from my restore, I know the workbook itself was created last year!)

SELECT historical_events.*, hist_workbooks.*, hist_users.*
FROM historical_events
left outer join historical_event_types on historical_event_types.type_id = historical_events.historical_event_type_id 
left outer join hist_workbooks on = historical_events.hist_workbook_id 
left outer join hist_users on = historical_events.hist_actor_user_id 
WHERE = 'Delete Workbook'
and like '%FOOBAR%'

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