6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 12:53 PM by Lucas Hedgren Branched to a new discussion.

    A few ways to build Web Data Connectors (WDC)

    paul katsen

      Hey team,

       

      I noticed building Web Data Connectors was still way too hard. So here's a short blog post explaining how to build WDCs really quickly: DIY Tableau Web Connectors. Should be useful for anyone that's repeatedly exporting data into Excel then Tableau.

       

      Note - each of the methods I included use Blockspring (a paid service), which handles the UI, hosting, and Tableau SDK parts of building a WDC.

       

      Including the 4 tutorial videos from the blog post below:

       

      OMDB Movie API as WDC in 10 lines of Python

       

      Using Prebuilt WDCs (no code)

       

       

       

      Create a WDC if you found a API URL (no code, only works for GET requests)

       

      Create a WDC that Collects Data over Time (eg collect daily fb shares for posts)