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Help with Tableau JS API

Hi Folks! I have very little experience with code and I’m in over my head trying to implement a JS API.

I’m just trying proof of concept right now, and trying to get a public embed working using code provided in Tableau’s API. The example code can be found on this page:

https://help.tableau.com/current/api/js_api/en-us/JavaScriptAPI/js_api_sample_basic_embed.htm

I’ve tried a few different combinations of HTML elements and JS run on page load but so far no luck. Currently my best guess is the following:

An HTML element on the page with the embed containing the following:

<script type="text/javascript"
	    src="https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/tableau-2.min.js"></script>
<div id="vizContainer" style="width:800px; height:700px;"></div>

And then a Run Javascript action when page is loaded containing the following:

'function initViz() {
            var containerDiv = document.getElementById("vizContainer"),
                url = "http://public.tableau.com/views/RegionalSampleWorkbook/Storms",
                options = {
                    hideTabs: true,
                    onFirstInteractive: function () {
                        console.log("Run this code when the viz has finished loading.");
                    }
                };

            var viz = new tableau.Viz(containerDiv, url, options);'

I have another Run JavaScript action right after that simply containing

initViz();

I’d be super grateful for any help!

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Here’s a little working proof of concept for others who are interested in seeing it setup. Definitely a few console errors but working enough to prove the concept.

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This is super helpful. Thank you!

Hi Eric3,
Does this work only for public dashboards or private dashboards as well?

Ive tried this with my private dashboards but I could not get it to work. I changed the javascript src and the url to my dashboards info but it did not display. So I guess it has to do with authentication?

hi all

Just had the same question and found this post. Were you able to successfully integrate Tableau with Bubble in the end or still ended up with errors?

Would be great to get a view as we are looking at likely doing the same

Thank you