Easily pull data directly into Tableau to create your visualizations using data.world's web data connector. By using the connector as your data source, Tableau can even keep the data in sync with data.world to ensure your visualizations are using the most accurate data. Follow the instructions below, or checkout our video tutorial here: How to pull data into Tableau
In the window that opens, enter the web data connector URL...
We recommend taking a shortcut by using the URL copied from the Export > Tableau option on any dataset, file, Data Project, or query within data.world. This will automatically populate the dataset or query values to import into Tableau:
Note that when you enter the URL, the input box disappears and moves to the URL field so you'll just need to hit Enter on your keyboard to load the next page:
This will open the data.world web data connector with the form pre-populated with your dataset URL or query details. Note that the first time you use the connector, you'll be prompted to log into your data.world account:
That's it! The connector will now go out and grab all of the dataset tables, columns, and data types for that dataset and pull them into Tableau. If you'd like to bring in another dataset, you can go to Data > New Data Source and repeat the steps above.
Note that we've recently added the ability to pull in a specific query via the web data connector. This is great for when you're working with really large files that may take a while to import via the connector, but you really only need a subset of the data. To import a query, just click on the Export > Tableau option from the query view in your workspace on your dataset or Data Project:
Again, copy the web connector URL from the popup:
And paste that in as the connector URL from Connect > Web Data Connector in Tableau and press enter:
See that we're passing in the dataset, query type (SQL or SPARQL), and the query you defined. Click submit to pull in the query results to Tableau.
As always, contact us if you have any feedback or run into any unexpected issues with the connector.