Archive for: July 2015

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MongoDB Web Data Connector for Tableau
July 29, 2015
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We are officially in the era of Tableau Web Data Connectors. Every day someone releases a new connector for a web site or application using this new API introduced in 9.1. Databoss team is not an exception, we have our own set of connectors with a brand new and fancy WDC framework which makes the connector […]
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My Tableau Zen Master Nominees for 2015
July 23, 2015
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As we are getting closer to the annual DATA 15 conference the nomination process for Tableau Zen Masters is also about to close. Let me collect my favorite community guys from the 2014/2015 period who definitely deserve to be Zen Masters (again). First of all we have two all time Zen Masters. Even if the Zen Master […]
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Version Control and Point-in-time Recovery of Tableau Server Objects
July 22, 2015
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Automatic, shadow-copy like version control of Tableau Server objects (workbooks, data sources) is a crucial part of the server administration. While most of the admins using tableau backup tool only we should note that  it lacks features like individual workbook level restore and quick, incremental backup. But that’s why you are here: with this method you […]
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Tableau Server LDAP Authentication and Authorization
July 21, 2015
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Tableau Server is getting more and more enterprise ready, it includes crucial enterprise functionality like support for SAML IdP and Server REST API. This makes possible to implement non-directly supported features like  LDAP authentication and authorization – even for non active directory based LDAP servers such OpenLDAP. In the following post I will summarize what […]
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Tableau Server on Linux – part 1: Data Engine
July 21, 2015
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This is an experiment from that time when Tableau Server had no Linux support and no Linux binaries except TDE API. Therefore, this is a dirty hack. And not for production. I mean really not.  UNIX  is a miracle. Simple, clean and well organized – it summarizes what I like in IT. When I was […]
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How to use TWB Auditor with TableauFS: Audit Tableau Server files directly
July 15, 2015
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If you never heard about this powerful and extremely useful tool by Andy Cotgreave then you missed something serious. It makes life easier with auditing all your tableau workbooks on your computer, getting information like which workbook connects to where, what are the used tables and fields, calculations – things what we desperately need during our daily […]