Posts Tagged: rest api

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Tableau Cnake – Playing with the JS API from ClojureScript
September 4, 2015
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TL;DR – Yes, this is an interactive Nokia like Snake game using Tableau Javascript API. You can play with the game at http://tfoldi.github.io/cljs-tableau-cnake/. I have to confess: I never used Tableau’s JavaScript (Embedding) API as of now. When we had to use it I always asked someone from my team to deal with that part […]
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CORS-proxying without Server Headers – In-response to Chris Toomey
August 18, 2015
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After my post yesterday on CORS vs Tableau vs WDC store on Gateway service Chris released his excellent article on unifying Tableau REST and JS APIs which reflected some of the stuff what I wrote. He is right in many things, but I would argue on the CORS easiness. In addition to my coding skills I […]
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The big CORS Debate: Tableau Server and external AJAX calls
August 17, 2015
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The big debate: should or should not Tableau Server allow external sites to call its functions? Sometimes people feel the need to call trusted authentication, REST API or other undocumented URLs in Tableau Server – which are prohibited by the current Tableau Security model. What should we do? When it makes sense to leverage browser […]
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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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When to avoid Tableau REST API: single vs multithread vs database
August 3, 2015
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Tableau Server REST API is a relatively new feature in Tableau Server. It has must-have functions for publishing data sources and workbooks in addition to the usual CRUD functionality like getting users, groups and projects. However, like every new thing it has its own limitations: it’s terribly slow when you need to obtain information for […]
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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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Mixing Tableau APIs: interoperability between Official and undocumented APIs
March 30, 2015
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By reading the tableau forums it seems the new, completed Tableau 9.0 REST API has some gaps. In this particular example Takaya wanted to get the repository URL for a view (based on view id, which is returned from rest api). From the replies it seems he gave up and used the “undocumented api“, which is pretty shameful […]
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What’s new in Tableau Server 9 Rest API – The long story
March 26, 2015
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This is one those “why do we love tableau 9” posts which are spreading on the internet with one exception. To understand the new Rest API’s value first you should see its history, evolving from the nothing thru the uselessness until its current, lovely form. The era of nothing Prior to 8.2 there was no […]
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Using the undocumented Rest API: authentication and invocation of Tableau Server
April 24, 2013
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Most of us are bored with the tabcmd tool provided by Tableau. It only uses the 20% of the Tableau API and whenever you want to do something from your software you have to call it thru a command line interface. Not a nice solution in the age of webservices and restful APIs. The good […]