Tableau Snap Pack

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Overview

Tableau provides data visualization on business intelligence. 

Use Snaps in this Snap Pack to:

  • Write data files to Tableau.
  • Format tabular document data into Tableau data format (TDE extension) and writes this formatted data to a binary output view.
  • Invoke the Tableau REST API.


  • To use the Tableau Writer Snap, the tabcmd executable and Tableau TDE library files must be visible through the system PATH variable defined on each of the Windows-based Snaplex nodes on which Tableau Snaps may be executed. The paths to these files must be defined in the system PATH in DOS 8.3 notation. To guarantee that all necessary binaries are installed, we recommend a full installation of Tableau Server on each node. Standalone installations of tabcmd and the TDE library files may work, assuming that the above prerequisites are satisfied.
  • Tableau 10.24 and earlier versions uses only the Tableau Data Extract (.tde) format.

    • The existing Tableau Snaps only work with 10.24 or earlier versions of Tableau. 
    • Starting with Tableau 10.25 version, Tableau uses the .hyper file format instead of the .tde file format. If you are using Tableau 10.25 or higher versions, that you cannot use the existing Tableau Snaps as they use the data extract API, which is not supported by Tableau 10.25 version.
  • The Hyper API contains a set of functions you can use to automate interactions with Tableau extract ( . hyper ) files. You can use the Hyper API to:
    • Create new extract files.
    • Open existing files, and then insert, delete, and update.
    • Read data from those files. 
    • Fetch data from an extract file.

If you are running SnapLogic as a Windows service, any modifications to the system PATH variable that impact resolution of the SnapLogic or Tableau will require a reinstallation of the service.

Supported Versions

  • This Snap Pack is tested against:
    • 9.3
    • 10.1
    • 10.5 
    • 10.25
  • All APIs supported by version 10.2 through to 10.25.

See it in Action

SnapLogic Live: Tableau Integration

 


Snap Pack History

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ReleaseSnap Pack VersionDateTypeUpdates

4.27

main12833

 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.26main11181 Stable

Added the following Tableau Snaps to support hyper extract files for Tableau 10.25 and later versions.

  • Hyper Formatter: Converts the incoming documents to Tableau hyper extract format and sends the output (extract) to the binary output view. 
  • Hyper Parser: Parses Tableau hyper extract files and converts them to a document format.
  • Hyper Write: Creates a hyper file in a temporary location (local disk) for incoming documents and publishes it to Tableau Server/Online without packaging it into a data source.
4.25425patches10994 Latest

Fixed an issue with Tableau REST Snap where the Snap was not able to filter or route the output data shows either duplicate records or incorrect results.

4.25main9554 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24main8556
 
Stable

Fixed an issue when updating user information in the Tableau REST Snap by not overwriting the site ID or user ID if the entries already exist.

Behavioral Change

In the 4.23 release, the Tableau REST Snap had a defect where it used site ID and user ID from the Tableau Account even if the selected REST operation required a site ID and/or user ID from the input document. This issue is fixed in the 4.24 release, so that the Snap uses values for the said IDs from the input document when available. Since this fix changes the Snap behavior, it is possible for production Pipelines to fail after the 4.24 release. Hence, you need to reconfigure the Tableau REST Snap using the site ID and user ID values from the input document.

4.23main7430
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.22main6403
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21snapsmrc542
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20snapsmrc535
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19snaprsmrc528
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18snapsmrc523
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.17ALL7402
 
Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17snapsmrc515
 
Latest

Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16snapsmrc508
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15snapsmrc500
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.14snapsmrc490
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.13

snapsmrc486

 
Stable

Enhanced Tableau Snap Pack to support Tableau version 10.5 (Server version), this includes support for refresh task related REST API calls in the Tableau REST Snap.

4.12

snapsmrc480

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.11snapsmrc465
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10

snapsmrc414

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.9

snapsmrc405

 
Stable
  • Extended the support for Tableau 9 and 10 REST Snap to access the TDE files on S3 (using the IAM role on the Snap Account).
  • Support extended for Tableau 10.1 server version.
  • Updated the Snap account with the properties, XML Schema URL and API version (other).
  • Updated the Snap account with Access Key ID, Secret Key and IAM role to support access to files on S3.
  • Tableau REST Snap extended support to access the TDE files on S3.
4.8

tableau92770

 
Latest

Addressed an issue where the TDE Formatter threw a Field conversion failed error.

4.8

snapsmrc398

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.7

snapsmrc382

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.6

snapsmrc362

 
Stable
  • Enhanced to support chunking when publishing large files for the Tableau 9&10 REST Snap. 
  • Enhanced error reporting when fields are improperly mapped from input Tableau 9&10 REST Snap. 
  • Enhanced error handling to appropriately route errors in the Tableau 9&10 Write Snap. 
  • Enhanced error handling to appropriately route errors in the Snap for the TDE Formatter Snap.
  • Extended the TDE Formatter Snap support for Linux Snaplexes. 
  • Doc Enhancement: Examples added to Tableau 9 Snap documentation.
  • Resolved an issue in Tableau REST Snap that caused failures when publishing workbook and datasources. 
  • Resolved an issue in TDE Formatter and Tableau REST Snap that cause errors on Windows Groundplex.
  • Resolved an issue in Tableau REST Snap that only made available 100 entries of datasource.
4.5.1

tableau91634

 
Latest
  • Initial release of the Snap Pack with Tableau 9&10 REST, Write and the TDE Formatter Snaps.

  • Supports Tableau 9.1 version of Tableau server.