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Pushing the Limits of Tableau Server – Practical Lessons from a Zen Master
June 6, 2017
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  Today I had the honour to present at the Tableau On Tour London conference. The main focus was the “web data connector trick” that allows one to implement reusable server plugins, explained here in details. You can find my slides and source codes below:
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Tableau Performance: Why Embedded Data Source is Faster than Published
April 16, 2017
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It started with one of my colleague who managed a Tableau case from our end. His client was constantly dissatisfied: her workbooks were significantly faster with embedded data sources compared to published ones. Even if we told her that this is normal, this is the way how life works, so better accept it and let […]
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Auto refresh a Tableau Dashboard without Embedding
March 21, 2017
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I was casually sitting at my desk writing my first ever blog entry here when Tamás Földi walked past my desk. He asked me how much I know about Tableau and JavaScript, because he has a cool idea which he didn’t really manage to find the time to implement yet. He quickly briefed me into […]
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Spotfire’s hidden Developer Tools menu
March 13, 2017
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 Starting from version 7.5 Spotfire is using Chromium Embedded Framework as a display engine which comes with the well-known Chrome-style Developer Tools. Why is this so great you might ask? There are a couple of good tricks you can do with this one. Guest blog post by Norbert Ledenyi
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Tableau Save as Previous Version feature
February 20, 2017
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Tableau Software is an R&D heavy company, they’re just continuously throwing new features and releasing new versions. But what if some of our colleagues or clients are still not upgraded to the latest Tableau Desktop version? How can we share our superb new workbook? XML Hacking? Jeff’s converter tool? Forget all. Tableau Desktop can do […]
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Inside Tableau Desktop – DebugMenu, Override, GammaRay
December 6, 2016
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One thing that I realised in Austin: I’m not a Tableau Desktop guy. I’m struggling sometimes even with the easiest densification calcs and my dashboards generally suck. What can I do? Learn Desktop, deep dive and share my findings. Well, I did and the results are below. Going back to Austin. I spend two hours in […]
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Building Faster Dashboards by Understanding Tableau Server
October 25, 2016
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Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit some of my new and old customers in the sunny Bay Area. To make it more interesting I opted for a short presentation at Netflix to talk about Tableau Server Architecture, Abstract Query Caching and Fusion plus dashboard optimisation. I was super jetlagged but still I […]
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Tableau JavaScript API without Embedding
August 29, 2016
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One of the biggest myths of Tableau Javascript API is that you cannot use it inside Tableau Server. Some says that you need to embed your workbooks into external sites to leverage Javascript API. Well, don’t believe them since Tableau JS API works flawlessly in Tableau Server Vizportal with any workbook without any with some minor […]
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getData() function in the new Tableau 10 JavaScript API
August 16, 2016
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Tableau’s Javascript API evolves fast. In just a few versions we have arrived from the basic embedding to an event based, fully asynchronous API. Maybe the last, missing piece was accessing the summary and underlying data (however most of us used the [crayon-597280ae1feee168612360-i/]  vizql controller to get the underlying data as featured in our excel […]
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My Tableau Zen Master Nominees for 2016-2017
July 27, 2016
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This year is passing so fast we are already around that time when we nominate those who made exceptional contribution to the Tableau community. Just like last year, when all of my favorites were honoured to be Zen Masters, I’ll introduce you my current nominees. This year the two guys who I learned the most from, […]