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Tableau JavaScript API Introduction

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@2021-06-14 10:35:40

Use the Tableau JavaScript API to integrate Tableau visualizations into your own web applications.

Here are some of the things that you can do with the JavaScript API:

  • Display visualizations from Tableau Server, Tableau Public, and Tableau Online in web pages.
  • Dynamically load and resize visualizations.
  • Filter the data displayed in visualizations with HTML controls in the page.
  • Select marks in visualizations.
  • Respond to events in visualizations.
  • Export visualizations to an image or PDF file.
@2021-06-14 10:41:43

The following steps shows how to integrate Tableau Javascript API in your web pages.

1. Create a web page and include the JavaScript API file from the Tableau Server that hosts your visualizations:

<script src="https://YOUR-SERVER/javascripts/api/tableau-2.min.js"></script>

2. Create a div element in the page body where you want to insert the Tableau visualization:

<div id="vizContainer"></div>

3. Write a function in a JavaScript file to display the visualization:

function initViz() {
    var containerDiv = document.getElementById("vizContainer"),
    url = "https://YOUR-SERVER/views/YOUR-VISUALIZATION";
        
    var viz = new tableau.Viz(containerDiv, url); 
}

4. Call the function when the page is done loading:

initViz();

 

@2021-07-12 19:25:51

Web developers can use Tableau JavaScript objects in web applications. To get access to the API, documentation, code examples, and the Tableau developer community, see the Tableau Developer Portal.

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