Tableau Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Tableau has an ever-growing list of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that we as developers can leverage to add functionality to Tableau; personally speaking, this is the most exciting part...

Tableau 2019.2: MakePoint and MakeLine

Tableau 2019.2 was released on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and comes with some very nice features. In this article, we are going to spend the next 10 minutes to...

Tableau QT: Custom Shapes

Custom Shapes allows you to add an extra dimension to your visualisation and have the benefit of being very easy to do. As such, in this quick tip, we...

Tableau QT: KPI Text Indicator

A lot of the dashboards I create today are Executive KPI Dashboards; this basically means KPIs and indicators. In this Tableau, Quick Tip, we are going to build a...

Rounded Progress Bar Tutorial

In my free time I try to build a few web applications, this is an essential part of my personal learning and attempt to keep relevant. Having an application that delivers great functionality...

Tableau QT: Histogram with Normal Curve

Welcome to 2020. Hopefully, this will be the start of a glorious year, and we at Tableau Magic are definitely excited for things to come. Here is our first...

Having Fun with Overlay Shapes in Tableau

I am not the biggest fan of using floating shapes and, if possible, like to create all my data visualisations through drawing polygons. However, a lot of people on...

Drawing a Circle Dot Chart

I saw the following while looking for inspiration and thought that this would be fun to build, to build this visualisation as well as to include some neat variations....

Tableau QT: Thermometer Chart

This is a Quick Tip on how to build a Thermometer Chart in Tableau, so less reading and more jumping in. We are going to spend 5 minutes or...

Tableau QT: Rounded Bar Charts

This is a Quick Tip on how to build a Rounded Bar Charts in Tableau, so less reading and more jumping in. We are going to spend 5 minutes...


Neon Charts in Tableau

I am a big advocate of having fun in Tableau and seeing where my imagination takes me. While browsing Pinterests I saw...

Tableau QT: Curved Lines

Venn Diagrams in Tableau


E21. Exploring the Tableau Extension API

Now that we have downloaded the Tableau Extension API, we will go through the various folders, install the Tableau Extension API SDK Components, Build the TypeScript Samples, and test our extensions using a local server.

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