Connecting Tableau to NYC Open Data API using the Web Data Connector

Open DataNYC is public data source that has a variety of interesting tidbits about NYC. If you’re like me, you might have gone to the website and downloaded an a dataset in .csv or .xlsx format and loaded it into Tableau.

But there is a better way! Since NYC Open Data uses the Socrata API, you can directly connect the the dataset, skipping the need to download the data and need to repeat the process to update the data source when new information becomes available (Note — I made a similar tutorial for R). Let’s get…