Charles Laporte from Biztory took me through how the new Table extension capability works, and we spent some time discussing some of the possible use cases that come from the feature! This is longer than normal, so use the timestamps to jump ahead and or come back and carry on from where you left.
Join the Tableau developer programmer here: https://community.tableau.com/s/developers Follow Charles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlaporte Tableau documentation https://help.tableau.com/current/online/en-us/tc_table_extensions.htm Also, check out this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATR8WVp9ovo&t=834s
Tableau Release notes: Table Extensions allow you to create new data tables with an analytics extensions script. You can write a custom TabPy or Rserve script and optionally add one or more input tables. Table extensions are supported by Tableau Cloud, Tableau Server, and Tableau Desktop.
Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 0:52 Introductions 1:33 Analytics Extensions and Table Extensions in Tableau 4:22 Context for programming 7:13 What are extensions in Tableau 8:44 Who might use this feature 9:41 Demo of the feature 13:29 Using a Table extension 18:07 Dictionaries vs Tables 20:37 A closer look at the code 24:37 The result and performance 28:32 Discussing other use cases 54:26 More videos to come