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Using Tableau with Stemma

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Stemma works with Tableau to help answer common questions data analysts have, such as:

Does this dashboard already exist?

Stemma indexes Tableau dashboards along with their underlying tables, providing a one-stop search for all data assets. Stemma also tracks how many times a dashboard has been viewed, instantly highlighting which is most commonly used.1400

Is the right data being used?

Stemma automatically correlates your Tableau dashboards to the corresponding table asset by reconciling the table names extracted from the Tableau Metadata API with the existing table metadata Stemma has captured from your warehouse. This allows you to start your exploration by finding trustworthy reports and, in turn, using the lineage to discover which tables are useful to you.1388

You can also explore the table’s lineage upstream or downstream to get an end-to-end view of where the data came from.1391

How can I use the metrics in this dashboard?

Tableau provides Stemma with the SQL that it creates to generate each sheet, and Stemma indexes this SQL so you can easily find the code. You can copy and paste the code into your IDE to jump-start the SQL exploration.1600