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Mastering Metadata: How to Leverage Tableau Metadata API in Alteryx

Recorded on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Are You Eager to Improve your Data Lineage, Auditing, and Server Administration Efforts?

Join this data analytics webinar to learn precisely how to use Alteryx to unlock the potentials of Tableau Server Metadata API with data management expert, Aidan Bramel.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
One-Hour Recording

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Data Management Tableau Server Webinar | Metadata API in Alteryx

Event Speaker

Aidan Bramel

Principal Consultant, Data Management @ Tessellation | Alteryx and Tableau Data Coach @ Data Coach

About the Webinar:

Calling all data management experts and Tableau Site and Server admins! Have you ever wanted a quick and efficient way to track what tables and fields are being used and where they’re located? Are you looking to improve your data lineage, auditing, and server administration efforts?

The Tableau metadata API allows for data lineage tracking on the Tableau Server. While the standard postgres repository can help us answer questions like “how many data sources are on the server?” and “what database type am I connecting to?” it, unfortunately, cannot provide invaluable information on other important details about your data, such as tables and fields.

Identifying and locating more granular information about your server’s data source can be an essential part of data management and server administration, particularly when auditing to ensure government and security compliance. This is where Alteryx Designer can step in to provide a more quick and efficient way to leverage the Tableau Metadata API.

During this webinar, Aidan Bramel will walk you through step-by-step how to use Alteryx to systematically leverage Tableau Metadata API. In addition to discussing the powerful potentials of Tableau Metadata API, you will learn how to connect and query within Alteryx Designer to cover all of your Tableau Server data lineage needs. We’ll then explore an example use case and query to show how you can use data in Tableau Desktop to audit the data on Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

Throughout this one-hour event, we will discuss:

  • What is Tableau Metadata API and who can use it?
  • What can the Metadata API do that Tableau Server postgres repository can’t?
  • How can we use Alteryx Designer to access the Metadata API?
  • How to utilize the data we got with Alteryx in Tableau Desktop?

This webinar will be particularly valuable to Tableau Site and Server admins, as well as any data experts looking to enrich their data lineage practices.

About the Speaker:


With a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and more than four years of experience working in business analytics, Aidan Bramel has developed a true talent in Tableau Server and Alteryx Server.

Throughout her career, Aidan has led world-class server deployments with up to 80,000 users and security requirements ranging from public to highly restricted defense data. While working at a global manufacturing conglomerate, she also hosted self-service analytics training for users of all experience levels.

Aidan is highly engaged in the self-serve analytics community and leads a local Alteryx User Group in the Twin Cities.

To uplevel your team’s data transformation, Aidan consults on Tableau Server deployment and develops in-depth content for Tableau, Alteryx, and Data Fluency at Data Coach. As a consultant for Tessellation, she leads many of our server deployment, data governance, dashboard, and product development projects in Tableau, Alteryx, and Looker.

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