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Calling REST API From Dashboard


Published: 04 Feb 2022
Last Modified Date: 05 Feb 2022

Question

How to send a REST API call based on the data in a Tableau dashboard to another application.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

Use one of the following options:

Option 1

  1. Host a web page that has the necessary code to call the REST API. 
  2. In your Tableau workbook, set up a data source and a dashboard with a worksheet that will call a URL action which will go to the web page. 
  3. If desired, add a web page object in the dashboard for feedback or updates.
 

Option 2

Include the code in a Tableau dashboard extension. For samples and documentation about the Tableau Dashboard Extensions API, go to this GitHub page:
 
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