Tableau is an excellent tool for visualizing data. However, it is designed to be the final stop in a data (ETL) pipeline.
My Tableau workbook uses a bunch of Table Calcs to generate a list of "recommended orders". Rather than view these, I want to automate and execute them. This would make Tableau the engine of a quasi-ML process.
In other words, I would like to make Tableau a part of my ETL pipeline and send data to another tier. How can I write a back-end program that executes my Tableau workbook and receives a results dataset?
See the end of this article for example data I want to automate:http://robm26.blogspot.com/2015/10/keep-your-factory-humming-with-tableau.html