Embed Tableau Public on your Website

Question: After learning how to create an interactive data visualization with Tableau Public in this book, how do I embed it on my website?

Answer: Tableau Public supports two embedding methods, and your choice depends on your type of website.

    1. Embed code: if you can paste directly into an HTML web page
    1. Convert Link to iframe: to paste into WordPress.org, Wix, SquareSpace, Weebly, and many other web platforms

Try it:

Both methods produce an embedded visualization like the one below. Float your cursor over points to view data details.

TODO: convert to code-chunk iframe: https://public.tableau.com/views/CTSchoolDistrictsbyIncomeandGradeLevels2009-13/Sheet1?:showVizHome=no&:embed=true

A) Embed code method for HTML web pages

  1. Use this method if you can paste HTML and JavaScript code directly into a website with HTML pages.

  2. Go to the public web page of any Tableau Public visualization, such as this sample: https://public.tableau.com/profile/jackdougherty#!/vizhome/CTSchoolDistrictsbyIncomeandGradeLevels2009-13/Sheet1

  3. Before you begin the embed process, click the upper-right Edit Details button to make any final modifications to the title or toolbar settings.

  4. Click the bottom-right Share button, click inside the Embed Code field, and copy its contents. A typical embed code is a long string of HTML and JavaScript instructions to display the visualization.

Screenshot: Edit and Share buttons in Tableau Public web page

  1. Open an HTML page on your website and paste the embed code in the body section. Below is an example of a sample Tableau Public embed code pasted between the body tags of a simple HTML page.

TODO: find a way to replace this triple backtic code snippet, since it may throw errors into Markdown output.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>sample web page</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <div class='tableauPlaceholder' id='viz1489158014225' style='position: relative'><noscript><a href='https:&#47;&#47;handsondataviz.org&#47;chart&#47;scatter-chart-tableau&#47;'><img alt='CT School Districts by Income and Grade Level Equivalents, 2009-13 ' src='https:&#47;&#47;public.tableau.com&#47;static&#47;images&#47;CT&#47;CTSchoolDistrictsbyIncomeandGradeLevels2009-13&#47;Sheet1&#47;1_rss.png' style='border: none' /></a></noscript><object class='tableauViz'  style='display:none;'><param name='host_url' value='https%3A%2F%2Fpublic.tableau.com%2F' /> <param name='site_root' value='' /><param name='name' value='CTSchoolDistrictsbyIncomeandGradeLevels2009-13&#47;Sheet1' /><param name='tabs' value='no' /><param name='toolbar' value='yes' /><param name='static_image' value='https:&#47;&#47;public.tableau.com&#47;static&#47;images&#47;CT&#47;CTSchoolDistrictsbyIncomeandGradeLevels2009-13&#47;Sheet1&#47;1.png' /> <param name='animate_transition' value='yes' /><param name='display_static_image' value='yes' /><param name='display_spinner' value='yes' /><param name='display_overlay' value='yes' /><param name='display_count' value='yes' /></object></div>                <script type='text/javascript'>                    var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1489158014225');                    var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0];                    vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height=(divElement.offsetWidth*0.75)+'px';                    var scriptElement = document.createElement('script');                    scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js';                    vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement);                </script>