I am new to Tableau and need some direction to resources that could help me understand and then ultimately implement the requests. I need to connect to the Tableau Server, which has already been set up at our end. The reports are specific to a customer.
I need to display the data inside the MVC views. Logged in user belongs to a specific customer so Customer ID will tie the logged-in user to the report for the data. What is the best way to query Tableau to get the data? Should I use jquery/JSON and directly connect to Tableau or via web API/controllers using some assembly? Do we have some thing like DBAmp (for SalesForce) which could simplify the process?
Another issue is Tableau's authentication from the website. Should we create a virtual directory under a specific user since Tableau at our end uses Active Directory authentication? The website uses its own custom authentication.