Cards: Display Tableau Dashboard

The Tableau card allows organizations to display dashboards from the Tableau visualization tool, which includes various custom data visualization charts. Tableau is a well-known platform for presenting data insights and visualization. Tableau is used to aggregate business intelligence data into dashboards since it can connect to a range of data sources.

The Appspace Tableau card will allow the configuration and display of Tableau’s public dashboards from a user’s Tableau Public account.

The following improvements are now available:

  • Ability to render a Tableau card in full screen mode utilizing a public Tableau dashboard URL with a customized dashboard size option.
  • Full screen rendering support across all resolutions.

Prerequisites

Important
  • Current support is only for dashboards, we currently do not support reports at this moment.
  • The Tableau dashboards are not very responsive so they should be created with the display canvas in mind.
  • There are no styling options available for the dashboard on the card, as this is an embedded link. All styling should be done in the Tableau system.

Create and Configure Tableau Card

Follow the instructions below to display a Tableau dashboard:

    1. Log in to your Appspace console.
    2. To create this card, select one of the following options:
      • Click +Quick Action from the Appspace menu bar on the top right, and select Create Card.
      • Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder you wish to create the content in. Click +CREATE, and select Card. 
      • To create and add the card directly to an existing channel, refer to Add Content to Playlist Channels.
    3. Select Data from the All Templates panel, and click Tableau
      Important
      If you are unable to locate the content, try using either the Search bar, the Order by, or Filter icon to narrow down the content that you are looking for.
    4. Enter the Title of the content as this will also act as the file name for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    5. In the Card section, in the DASHBOARD field, paste the dashboard URL, and hit enter.
      Important
      Ensure the dashboard URL link is correct. You may see the following error messages:
      • “This is an invalid URL. Please try again”– If you enter an invalid dashboard URL link, this message is displayed.
      • “Dashboard not found”- This message is displayed when the dashboard does not exist, you do not have permissions to the dashboard, or a timeout has occurred.
    6. Once a dashboard is selected, you can preview the selected dashboard. You may also directly edit or change the dashboard URL on the top left of the preview window. The URL must be valid or an error will be displayed.
    7. In the Article tab: This section may be skipped.
      • Include an Article or Caption to accompany the content item when being displayed on mobile apps, tablets, and other social collaboration apps.
      • Enter a Referral Link to link more information to the content.
    8. In the Schedule tab: This section may be skipped.
    9. In the Settings tab, you may configure the following:
      • The Name field will be auto-populated to match the Title of the content which will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
      • Select the Content Category from the drop-down menu to match the focus of the message, or leave it at the default content category.
      • Enter any relevant Tags for the content. (Optional)
      • Select a folder for the content in the Library Location drop-down menu to change the default folder location.
      • Select an expiry date for the content from the Auto Delete Content from Library drop-down menu. (Optional)
      • Upload an image to be used as the Thumbnail for the content.
    10. Once done, click SAVE.
    11. Proceed to the edit section below to add the card to a channel, preview the card, or view analytics once available.
    12. To display the Tableau card content on a device, do the following:

Edit Tableau Card

Follow the instructions below to edit the Tableau card:

  1. Log in to your Appspace console.
  2. Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Select and click the Tableau card to edit, and select the desired tab to edit or view.
    • In the Edit, Article, and Settings tabs:
      • You may edit the content the same way as it was configured. For detailed instructions on how to do this, please refer to the section above.
    • In the Preview tab:
        • Preview how the content is displayed on your device. You may adjust the aspect ratio to preview other display orientations.
    • In the Channels tab:
    • In the Analytics tab:
        • View the individual content analytics in this tab. For more information, please refer to the Individual Content Analytics section of the Analytics article.
  4. Once done, click SAVE.

Technical Limitations

Listed below are the technical limitations for this Tableau dashboard service:

  • Internet Explorer (IE) 11 will not be supported.
  • When the Tableau dashboard is presented on the card, users are not able to click any of the dashboard’s links.
  • If a user removes a current Tableau dashboard from the Tableau provider, they will be unable to change their Tableau card.
  • Unable to display playback for LG WebOS and AOpen Electron Linux devices.
  • If tooltips are needed while the mouse hovers over the data charts, the user must enable the interactivity toggle on the Tableau dashboard card.
  • When a Tableau card is published to a device, the initial card loading time for some devices takes more than 5 seconds to display on the Tableau dashboard.
  • A Tableau dashboard with an “Automatic” size set at the Tableau provider will be able to render as a full screen for all screen resolutions when displayed on a Tableau card.