At work I’m using Tableau as a tool for visualizing data with the possibility for the user to filter the data he’s looking at. So the user doesn’t need to program. He can use just is mouse which is great for people who don’t know exactly how to work with data. All this typical data mangling is hidden below the glamorous surface.
Unfortunatly for me the creation of these dashboards is done also by mouse clicking. When you’re used to program it’s a little bit annoying to click here and there to do something you could do with five lines of code…
An example is changing the datasources of a Tableau workbook. Let’s say we’ve created a workbook with lots of worksheets which are composed to several dashboards.
Now we want to apply all these calculations and visualizations to another set of datasouces with the same structure but with different content.