3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2016 6:59 AM by Chandra Shekhar Jain

    Hooking into a REST API the responds to filter changes

    James Sugrue

      Hi

      I have a visualisation that needs to include data from a secondary source - however, rather than this being a database, it involves some complicated calculations.

      It seems that the web data connector is the best option for this, but I have a few questions:

       

      • When I change the filter in my view, can I force Tableau to go and make a request to my API to retrieve a fresh version of the data
      • When I make these requests, can I pass through parameters, such as start and end dates?

       

      It's possible that I should be taking another approach, but as date range changes I need to find some way to recalculate.

       

      Thanks in advance.

      James