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Connection to Tableau data source

I am not sure if this applies to the vast community, but our company uses Tableau extensively and have many Tableau data sources.

It would great if we can connect a tableau data source as source instead of connecting directly to a server/database. It is useful for people in bigger corporations/ lower level analysts who cannot have access to the DBs directly but can use an existing tableau data source for analysis in JMP. 

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Although I haven't tried it yet with Tableau, there appears to be a REST Api for the Tableau Server.


JMP 14 has a JSL HTTP Request object that could help access your Tableau data.

I have used HTTP Request to connect to a wide variety of REST Api sources.

It may be more involved than what you are looking to do, but you might try it out.



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With Tableau's release of the new Prep tool, I think this would be even more helpful because now there are fairly good ETL functions for Tableau and connecting to those with JMP would be a fantastic bridge.