Tableau dashboard extensions are web applications that have two-way communication with the dashboard. Dashboard extensions enable all sorts of scenarios, like letting you integrate Tableau with custom applications, making possible for you to modify the data for a viz, or even creating custom visualizations inside the dashboard. A dashboard extension is just one type of extension that can be built using the Tableau Extensions API.
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A Tableau extension consists of a manifest file (
Plenty! Using the Extensions API, you can create dashboard extensions that enable customers to integrate and interact with data from other applications directly in Tableau.
d3.jsto add custom visualizations.
For more information about how you can use Extensions API, go look at the Samples.
|Brings Tableau into other web applications||Brings other web applications into Tableau|
|Requires embedding Tableau dashboard into a web page||Can be used in Desktop, Server, Online, or embedded dashboard|
|Custom-built for each embedded scenario||Can be made as a re-usable, generic-built dashboard component|