I had a call with a client of Tableau that wanted to understand how to leverage the Tableau Catalog and its Metadata API into other applications, so I decided to build a simple Chrome Extension to showcase it

What it does

It simply queries any Tableau Server or Tableau Online 's Data Catalog, using the user's personal access token

How we built it

Node.js to build the Chrome Extension, and a bit of html/js/css

Challenges we ran into

The extension lacks auto-complete for graphql

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are able to export the results to a json file for quick exploration of the results, e.g. with Tableau Desktop.

What we learned

How to leverage Metadata API in other applications and how to build chrome extensions

What's next for TabCatalog Chrome Extention

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