I have a dashboard on Tableau Public that displays economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that is published on the BLS website (For example: Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by *** and age ). Currently I have to enter new numbers into an excel file, and then open Tableau on my desktop and publish the updated dashboard to Tableau Public. Is there any way to connect Tableau directly to this data so that my dashboard could update automatically when new data is released on the website and I would not have to do anything? Thanks
That's one of the caveats to Tableau Public being free: It can only use static data. Instead, you want Tableau Online. You may be able to script the key strokes required to update and publish your data and let that run every day, but that would likely be an inconvenient workaround.