1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 5, 2018 9:27 AM by patrick.byrne.0

    US Government Data Source API

    lenzy petty

      Several US government data sources have API options.  I think I am suppose to connect Tableau to an API Endpoint.

      (1)  If so, How do you connect Tableau to the Endpoint?  The example from the link, USAspending API

       

      GET /api/v2/awards/last_updated/

       

      HTTP 200 OK

        Allow: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS

        Cache-Trace: no-cache

        Content-Type: application/json

        Vary: Accept

       

        {

          "last_updated": "08/18/2018"

      }

       

       

      (2) Is the process different for GET versus POST API methods?

       

      (3) Can you have Live connections to the API data sources, or does the data have to be downloaded?  Same question for JSON?