It seems that the release notes didn't mention anything about it. But its good to know that someone has tried it out! Let me know if you have any questions/suggestions about it.
It is fun...especially when connecting to the Netflix source. I can now figure out what is available via streaming video by the criteria I specify in my Tableau viz (instead of using the Netflix website).
I was shocked that no mention was made of this in the notes, but found out that it was a "quiet" release because the Microsoft marketplace was still in beta.
I can't wait until the marketplace matures and I can use the data blending feature in 6.0.
Did you work on this feature at Tableau?
eBI Systems, LLC
Where'd you find Netflix data? I looked on the Dallas site and didn't see anything close.
Okay cool! But how can I connect to those? I can't get any of the URLs to work.
Each producer should have some documentation listing or how to list the available tables you can connect to.
For example, if you wanted to connect to a Netflix table, see http://developer.netflix.com/docs/oData_Catalog for a listing. The URL under the "Path" heading is what you want to paste into the Tableau connection dialog box, eg http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Titles
@Mark: Yes, I worked on most part of the OData feature. I am also looking forward to see what kinds of interesting datasets will pop out as the marketplace grows.
@Ryan: As joemako mentioned, each producer usually have some kind of documentation about how to access their odata service. Another way is, inside http://www.odata.org/producers, there is a list of some of the OData producers. Clicking the "browse" link on the OData producer you are interested in will get you directly to their OData "catalog".
Take Netflix for an example. Clicking the "browse" link will bring you to "http://odata.netflix.com/v1/Catalog/". This catalog page lists all the available datasets Netflix has:
Default Genres Languages People TitleAudioFormats TitleAwards Titles TitleScreenFormats
I hope that can get you started!
I am new to Tableau and OData. I have looked at several of the examples, including the listed netflix urls listed above. The urls pointing to individual datasets (Titles, Genres, etc) work great.
I'm wondering if it is possible to give tableau just the catalog url ( http://odata.netflix.com/v1/Catalog/ ) and having it pull in all datasets, or prompt for the datasets to import, rather than having to specify these individually. When I attempt to give it the url currently, I receive a "bad odata format" message.
Anybody had any luck using Facebook Insights in Tableau? All I get are internal server errors or null datasets when one of the datasets actually resolves.
Tried Twitpic also and I can't figure out how to do anything but search for a predefined tag...and that doesn't help much. Thanks!
I had a lot of trouble trying to use Facebook Insights, but haven't tried again recently.
I just played around with twitpic and I imagined you used something like:
You can also get data by User:
What sort of data are you trying to get out of it?
Interesting - basically I want to find out if anyone is talking about our company. Do I have to hardcode my query in the url though?
Hey ryan, sorry for the long wait. Yes, you will have to hardcode the query into the url when connecting.