Tableau is an amazing tool to analyze and explore data but have you ever came across a use case where you would need users to input data? There are many examples such as: forecasting, planning, adding comments or any actionable process. Most of the time you’ll use another tool to input the data which comes with important disadvantages: a separate tool is needed, so you won't be on the Tableau flow anymore, no security and no auditing.
Write-Back, which is a Tableau extension, solves these challenges by allowing you to submit the data directly from your Tableau dashboard and with all the features that make it an enterprise grade extension:
- To start, check out the product Demo Video or give it a try yourself on our Public Demo.
- To get more in-depth information, continue with the documentation below or if you want to see who is using Write-Back and our blog please visit our website.
- The extension is commercialized as a yearly subscription, use these links to purchase a license or request a trial (signup and login in the marketplace are necessary).
- Back end: Write the data to your data base technology of choice.
- Usability: Intuitive UI allowing any user to submit his data and easily configure new use cases.
- Security: The communication between Tableau and the extension is secured and authenticated and you the extension is deployed on your own infrastructure so you have full control on security policies.
- Audit tracking: Historical actions performed by the users are fully traceable in a relational database so you know exactly who did what.
|Intuitive UI configurable for many use cases|
|Add, edit and delete entries|
|No need to know SQL, all database management tasks, including creating tables, are handled automatically.|
|Write to a separate data set, original data is never changed|
Local deployment (on-premise or cloud) *
Active Directory authentication
|Tableau Server authentication|
|Any action regarding data or configuration is audited|
|Amazon Redshift *|
|Available REST API to submit data automatically|
* Although these analytical databases are fully supported they are not ideal for the Write-Back use case that is more operational (OLTP), using them can lead to performance issues.