My First Project
I spent my first couple of weeks learning Tableau and how to build extensions in it. The first extension I made could calculate the KPI values of Tableau worksheets. The idea behind this was that tools like Excel have various built-in functions and formulas to display KPI values given some data, but it was next to impossible if the same had to be performed in Tableau.
The prototype I had built helped me understand the Extensions API of Tableau and the differences between a regular browser like Chrome or Firefox and Tableau’s extension browser. I also got to learn how to build React applications within Tableau.
Overall, It was a fun project to get started with an extension’s development.