Once you have crafted a Tableau dashboard, pulling data from your FileMaker solution, then your next goal might be to make sure the dashboard data gets refreshed at regular intervals, and in an efficient manner. And that is what we’ll do in this blog post.
Now that the FileMaker Data API has been officially released (with FileMaker 17), it is time to share an update on Tableau-to-FileMaker integration. I originally wrote about integrating Tableau and FileMaker to create a match made in data heaven. I’ll also be speaking on “FileMaker + Tableau” at FileMaker DevCon 2018.
The 8th FileMaker Konferenz is happening October 12 – 14, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Pitter Event Center in Salzburg, Austria.
At the konferenz Vincenzo Menanno, director of FileMaker Development for Beezwax presents two sessions on advanced FileMaker development:
Last year when I wrote this blog post we were talking about FileMaker 16 and the Data API being in beta. Now that FileMaker 17 has officially been released and along with it the the Data API is out of beta and is a version 1.0. An important change to note is that if you were using Tableau to connect to your your Data using the Web Data Connector using FileMaker 16, then I am sure that you have heard about the release of FileMaker 17. Hopefully you will be upgrading soon to continue using these 2 solutions together. Two other important things to mention is. First, the Data API with FieMaker 16 will stop functioning.
The FileMaker Data API (Trial) License will expire on September 27, 2018.
The second import item is that the url has changed so when you establish your connection with Tableau you’ll need to be sure to use the correct url. They have included a version number in it to future proof it.
Also wanted to mention that over the course of the last year Tableau also made some significant additions and improvements that are worth checking out and getting upgraded.
It’s here and I feel like I have to tell the whole world… which is what I am doing! Now that FileMaker 16 is officially announced, there are lots of exciting things to talk about that are now possible. I think one of the most powerful new features that have been introduced in version 16 is the capability to integrate with other applications or services. There is so much to talk about what now becomes possible with FileMaker and other services/applications.