When Tableau Server 8.2 releases, you’ll have the pleasure of a new API to work with. I’m sure there will be lots of chatter about the things you can do with the thing, so I’m not going to cover that here. The story I want to tell is a little different.
Over the weekend, evil Darth <redacted> created a guide that one can use to get a get a quick feel for how the API works without having to write lots of code to get there.
It is a combination of Tableau’s great help files on the API and a tool called Postman.
Lord <redacted> grudgingly gave his permission for me to share it with the little people.
You can download the guide here:
Of course, you’ll have to wait for 8.2 to release to use it. Sith’s revenge.
As always, this stuff is not supported by Tableau, you use the guidance at your own risk, and it may or may not be updated in the future.
The document has only been lightly proofed, so if you find errors, feel free to post them here. In between slaying Jedi, the author may have time to apply corrections.