The Tableau REST API provides HTTP access to programmatic solutions for managing and manipulating the functional resources of the Tableau server. The API allows users to access a variety of functional parameters that include: website visitors, data sources, and workbooks. Users can alternatively deploy the API in the customization of the applications or in the scripting of interchanges with the resources that are available in the Tableau Server. Use of this RESTful API requires the upwards of version 8.2 of the Tableau server.
Tableau extended its data intelligence abilities to third party apps and services via a suite of APIs. The APIs are delivered to the developer community through Tableau 10, the company's latest platform release. From embedded analytics to web data connectors, Tableau delivers data insights to all.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Art, and Authentication. One highlight is the ReviewTrust API, which enables developers to add confirmation of valid reviews and ratings about products for their users. Here's a look at what's new.