Want to refresh your #Tableau viz sitting out on Tableau Server?
Just copy and paste this code into a text file, save it as “SomeFileName.html”, and you’re good to go.
Couple of questions I’ve heard over the years on this topic:
Q: Can I automatically refresh a dashboard in Tableau Desktop?
A: No. Sorry.
Q: When your example runs and refreshes the viz every 5 seconds, I see a distinct greying of the viz when the refresh occurs. I don’t want this. I want the viz to refresh transparently, like a “status monitoring tool” or stock ticker would.
A: Nope. Tableau is an analytics tool, not a stock ticker displaying mechanism – our behaviors are built to suit what consumers of analytics expect. The behavior is there on purpose to let users know that we’re working (after a filter is applied or data is being refreshed) and that the viz cannot be interacted with for the moment. We don’t want to confuse ‘em.