Archive for: May 2015

FOR BI PROS Tableau
TableauFS on Windows: Extend the possibilities with Docker
May 28, 2015
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Good to know: TableauFS is also available for download as a fancy docker container. Since Docker supports windows you can run the container directly on Windows and mount the contents of your Tableau Server directly as a network drive. Let’s see how easy is this in practice. 1. Install Docker Docker is a container manager application  where you can […]
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Introducing TableauFS: File System on Tableau Server Repository
May 16, 2015
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We have so many APIs for Tableau Server but to be honest even the simplest things cannot be achieved without extensive amount of work. Lets see what my colleagues / clients demanded from me: Easy way to move workbooks and data sources across servers (large enterprise environment, between multi-tenant systems) Version control workbooks Search by […]
Editorial FOR BI PROS Tableau
Reading from Tableau Data Extracts – The complete story
May 7, 2015
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Testing is everything. Without proper unit tests we cannot build anything, this is one of the most important aspect of any software development methodology. When I wrote a clojure wrapper around tableau data extract API I had difficulties to write good unit tests simply because there is no automated way to validate contents of TDE files […]
Clojure FOR BI PROS Tableau
Tableau Data Extract koans
May 7, 2015
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Programming is a way to express ourselves, is a form of art if you do it with style and do it properly. The source code is a literature. However, the programming language determines the genre, you can write heroic poems in C or ASM, zen koans in Lisp/Clojure, contemporary farout stories in Haskell or write the next […]