Import data from Diggernaut into Tableau for analysis and visualization

Import data from Diggernaut into Tableau for analysis and visualization

Tableau is one of the most popular BI (Business intelligence) platforms for analytics and data visualization in the world. The company offers to use both computer applications, as well as cloud solutions, as well as server versions for corporate clients. By the way, Tableau is very popular not only in business, but also widely used in data journalism.

For our users who are active in Tableau, we have developed a Web Data Connector (WDC), through which you can easily download your data sets from Diggernaut to Tableau. The connector uses the REST API, so you’ll need an API key. You can get it in the Diggernaut members area, in the section called “Settings -> API keys”. The connector itself is located at:

For those who are not yet very familiar with Tableau, we give a small instruction on importing data sets from Diggernaut:

  1. Run the Tableau software.

Tableau - running the software

  1. In the left column “Connect”, select “More” option and in the opened panel select “Web Data Connector” option.

Tableau - select connection type

  1. In the window that opens, enter the URL of our WDC: and press Enter on the keyboard.

Tableau - enter URL of Diggernaut WDC

  1. The WDC page opens, where you will be asked to enter your API key. We remind you that you can get it in your personal Diggernaut account, in the section “Settings -> API keys”.

Tableau - entering Diggernaut REST API key

  1. If you enter the correct key, then you will be prompted to choose a digger. Attention! You must have active diggers that have collected datasets. After selecting a digger, click the Connect button.

Tableau - choosing the digger

  1. Depending on the size of your dataset, you will need to wait for it to load into Tableau. After that, the interface of the application will open and show you the structure of your dataset. Click the Update button to download the data.

Tableau - dataset is imported

  1. Now you can switch to the “Sheet 1” tab and start working with your data.

Tableau - data is updated

Happy analyzing with Tableau!

Co-founder of cloud based web scraping and data extraction platform Diggernaut

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