Update to the Embedded Challenge

Turns out Jon’s problem wasn’t nearly that difficult..once I understood it.

Specifically, his challenge is with Slides.com and the Tableau share links. Once I played around wit both sites and did a quick search to verify my suspicions, it was a piece of cake.

Slides.com allows use of iframes to display content from other servers. While it does allow access to raw HTML, it does not allow inclusion of script tags, so you are left with using the iframe tool and source URL.  When I applied a critical eye to the two share options, I noted:

<script type='text/javascript' src='http://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'></script>
<div class='tableauPlaceholder' style='width: 800px; height: 700px;'>
<noscript><a href='http://highereddatastories.blogspot.com/'>
<img alt='Dashboard 3 ' src='http://public.tableau.com/static/images/Ap/AppFees/Dashboard3/1_rss.png' style='border: none' /></a></noscript>




I noted the parameter showVizHome was present in the embed code, but not the URL. A quick search finds this helpful page which allows Jon and anyone else t resolve the problem by adding &:showVizHome=no to the end of URL and problem is solved.

One thought on “Update to the Embedded Challenge

  1. Pingback: An Embedded Challenge | random data from a tumored head

Be nice. It won't hurt either of us.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s