I've connected tables on my FileMaker Server to Tableau Desktop using the WebConnector. It's mainly worked fine, as I've been able to create dashboards using the tables. Though, I am confused on some of the restrictions, either I am unfamiliar with how to get the data sources to work or I am just restricted in being able to do some of the things with the data sources I usually am able to do. Items are listed below, if any one would be able to help.
- unable to join tables from different tables in FileMaker Pro in Tableau
- After data is updated in FileMaker DB, can't refresh data in Tableau, I have to do a full update of the data source manually.
- Anytime I click anything on a data source or change worksheets, a popup that says creating extract is prompted which can take 30 minutes to complete (image below).
-My datasource layout looks different, doesn't show available tables, just shows datasources.
The FileMaker WDC is created by a third party so there not many resources on the community to assist with this as I can not locate the creator. You may also wish to vote for this idea - https://community.tableau.com/ideas/4966