2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 10:27 AM by Guoneng Zhong

    Using VQL for Charting now and in the Future for Tableau on Browser?

    Guoneng Zhong

      It seems that the current Tableau graphing on the web is implemented using a rather obscure vqlweb.js. It is not clear what vql is, except in one place where an obscure website says you can learn more by subscribing to them.

       

      If indeed Tableau uses VQL to render their charts on the browser, is this at least a semi-permanent solution? There is nothing wrong I can see with vql in terms of performance. But since it is so obscure, I wonder if Tableau will keep using it or will use more popular libraries out there. Popularity means it might get better features and keep up with new changes to browsers.

       

      Thoughts?