Tableau

Tableau| 7 min read

Tableau Metadata API, GraphQL and how to get data with Alteryx - Part One

In late 2019 Tableau released the Metadata API. This is a new API that allows you to query assets and metadata about your Tableau systems. It allows you to track lineage, do impact analysis and find content on your server. In this first blog post I discuss what this new API can do, how it works and what GraphQL is. In the second post I will explain how to use Alteryx to connect and query the API.

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Tableau| 6 min read

5 Reasons Why You Should Join the Tableau #DataDev Hackathons

The final Tableau 2019 hackathon which took place on the 12th of November at the Tableau Conference was the last session organised by the Tableau Developer team in 2019. In this blog I give 5 Reasons why you should join the next Tableau Developer Hackathon.

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Tableau| 4 min read

Better Tableau REST API Security with Personal Access Tokens

Currently authentication of the REST API in Tableau is handled with personal login details. In order to authenticate you need to send your credentials, however in 2019.4 we also get the ability to use Personal Access Tokens. A new addition to the developer toolkit which means you don't need to expose your password!

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