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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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Tableau JavaScript API in Practice: My Chess Game Tutorial
July 25, 2016
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In this short tutorial I will go thru the basic steps of creating a project that uses Tableau JavaScript API. My intent is to show non-developers how the typical implementation workflow looks like. Obviously, there are multiple ways to achieve the same goals but the way of implementing new web applications is pretty much the […]
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Tableau Chess: Interactive Chess game using Tableau JS API
July 22, 2016
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No doubt that chess is one of my favourite game. It’s more than 15 centuries old but still fresh and enjoyable. Also no doubt that my favourite data visualization tool is Tableau so why not mix these two together? That’s the motivation of my new Tableau game, the Tableau Chess that is running entirely in a Tableau Public workbook […]
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Tableau Web Data Connector in FIVE lines of code
November 29, 2015
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Almost a month ago, on 5th November I had the honor to present some of the Tableau Web Data Connector concepts with Information Lab’s Craig Bloodworth and InterWorks’ Robert Rouse during that month’s Think Data Thursday. While Robert explained the background and Craig showed intermediate topics I just showed how to write a new Tableau Web […]
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Accessing SAP BusinessObjects from Tableau using Web Data Connector
October 1, 2015
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Regardless the sad facts I just can’t hate Business Objects. It belongs to my professional career: ugly but useful Web Intelligence reports, long running bursts for personalized mega excels – I still have nostalgic emotions. But what is bittersweet memory for me, is an everyday encounter for many of my customers. They still manage large SAP […]
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Tableau 9.0, Vizportal, and forcing password security – Databoss Version
August 6, 2015
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I’m huge fan of Bryant Howell and his work. His python REST API library is just simply cool. If you’re a python fan that should be your first stop to understand and use the Tableau REST API. But when he wrote about how to force password security in vizportal my first thought was “why don’t we […]
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Github Tableau Web Data Connector
August 2, 2015
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This Github Web Data Connector is a very basic connector designed to showcase some basic aspects of the Tableau Web Data Connector architecture. After you read some of the WDC techniques in this previous MongoDB post we can learn two more things: authentication and pagination.  You can find the full sources in our Starschema Web […]
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Google Spreadsheet with Tableau Web Data Connector
April 4, 2015
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This is a miraculous moment; this is the first time when I write a Tableau Web Data connector. As you might know, Tableau 9 will include (some when) the Tableau Web Data Connector API. This API allows developers to integrate their web application with Tableau using Javascript codes (or anything else as we will see […]