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InfoBurst Tab – Seamless Integration Between BusinessObjects and Tableau

Leverage the power of BusinessObjects with Tableau. InfoBurst Tab provides interoperability with BusinessObjects reports and Tableau.

Finally real integration with no manual steps, and no compromise:

  • Automated and seamless integration.
  • Instead of having to use either Excel or generic and often incomplete data connection solution, you can deliver your Universe or Report Data directly into a Tableau Data Extract (TDE).

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Your BusinessObjects data delivered where and how you want:

  • You can schedule delivery of your report data based on time and/or event.
  • Webi report can be intelligently burst or split allowing filtered content to be delivered to multiple TDE’s.
  • Allows for delivery to multiple destinations including Network share folders, Tableau server (on premise or in the cloud), SharePoint, FTP and Email

Powerful tools and options:

  • Includes a powerful macro builder that can use original file name, filters, date, time to dynamically name TDE’s something meaningful to the user.
  • InfoBurst has a rich array of distribution options and can provide an automated way for Tableau desktop users to distribute their dashboards with or without Tableau server.

You can also check out Paul’s blog post on InfoBurst Tab!

InfoBurst Tab Schematic

Tableau Data Extract (TDE) Delivery

Your existing Web Intelligence reports can be the driving source of a Tableau Data Extract (TDE) file which is ideal for Tableau analytics and data discovery. InfoBurst can schedule and refresh a TDE file as soon as the backend data in the Web Intelligence report is updated. InfoBurst is capable of single-pass bursting that refreshes a Web Intelligence report once and produces an output of multiple TDE files as a result. Multiple TDE files can also be automatically published based upon a report parameter in which each TDE file represents a different piece of the report parameter selected. The easiest method of understanding this is in the example of a report parameter on State. A single Web Intelligence report that contains data on multiple states can be published and split into multiple TDE file outputs where each TDE file can contain data for only one state.

Tableau Server

The Tableau Data Extract (TDE) files can be directly to the Tableau Server. InfoBurst Scheduler updates the TDE’s on the server as well.

Tableau Burst Option

Create a master Tableau Dashboard and burst the dashboard into multiple Tableau dashboards/workbooks using single pass bursting. Personalize Tableau dashboards by recipient.

Infoburst Web Data Connector (WDC)

Did you know you can connect to Infoburst from your Tableau Desktop? With our iBTab Web data connector, Tableau developers can connect to Database queries and XML Data Cache queries. Save and maintain all your free hand SQL queries within InfoBurst Server. This brings “Single Version of Truth” for your free hand SQL queries. You can also create reporting caches and cached queries which reduces load on your transaction systems and improves query performance. Take a look at the video below to see Ib-Tab Web data connector in action.

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  1. Hello,

    Please can you advise if InfoBurst Tab can use other query types instead of unv/unx e.g. BEx queries?


  2. Hey Elliot,

    We will have an answer for you shortly. Thanks for your question!


  3. Hi Elliot,

    InfoBurst supports the follow data sources for production of Tableau Data Extracts (TDE):

    -SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
    -Database Queries



  4. We are interested in knowing more about Taleau and IBE

  5. Hey Kulvinder,

    I will have an account manager follow up with you.



  6. would like to know more about Infoburst Tab solution

  7. Hey Todd,

    I will have an account manager follow up with you shortly.



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