Dashboard extensions help you understand the sweet and sour spots of your dashboard, enabling data interaction and integration with related applications directly in Tableau.
A Tableau Dashboard extension is a simple dashboard extension you can build using Tableau, but it brings with it a variety of exciting and unique features. This web application facilitates a two-way communication with a dashboard and enables all sorts of scenarios. These include the ability to personalize the entire Tableau experience in accordance with your workflow. Additionally, you can administer ‘Tableau Server’ easily from the browser with ‘Tableau Services Manager’, join data sources based on geospatial data with ‘Spatial Join’, and use the latest dashboard formatting tools to make your dashboards visually very appealing and beautiful.
Adding an extension to a dashboard is an easy process. The best way to build your own extensions is to work on the sample code.
You need to download the related.trex file, which specifies the extension’s properties, including the URL for the web-based application.
Then, you drag it from the ‘Objects pane’ and drop in your dashboard. The next step is to select an extension downloaded as a local file that you or someone in your organization has created.
But you need to be mindful of a couple of things before you add a dashboard extension in Tableau.
Dashboard extensions are dashboard zones that enable new functionality and integration. If accessing crucial statistics without digging endlessly into the repositories, reports and huge log files appeals to you then we suggest you upgrade your dashboard by using an extension in Tableau and rediscover the potential of its usage.