Our developers have talked publicly about adding some sort of getData() method for this type of work, but there's no promise to get it done or an ETA. could you fire tabcmd export instead?
thanks for the prompt answer. A getData method would be very useful for all the use cases similar to the one that I'm facing right now. To be more precise I need to let the final user free to filter and mark a sheet embedded in a webpage, When the data is properly filtered the user should be able to forward the uderlying data to a custom server application that store it in a database.
To do that I think that tabcmd does not work for me because I cannot reproduce the filter/mark state set by the user in his work session. Am I right?
(Sorry, have been travelling and had no time to stay on top of these threads)
Correct. At this point you'd need to do something fairly unnatural like use our eventing mechanisms to track everything the user is doing (applying filters, selecting marks) and then transfer that info "out" of Tableau so it could potentially be used to create filters on the URL used to export the data via tabcmd - very clumsy.