1. Curator Styles

    2. Homepage

    3. Titles and Toolbars

    4. Group Overrides

    1. Pages Overview

    2. Tiles

    3. SSRS Embedding

    4. Explorer

    5. User Customized Metrics

    6. Error Pages

    1. Tutorials

    2. Search

    3. Managing Menus

    4. Menu Items

    5. Keywords

    6. Files

    7. Notices

    8. Loading Screens

    1. Embedded Tableau Server Views

    2. Thumbnails

    3. Tagged Workbooks

    4. Favorites

    5. Email Subscriptions

    6. Data Export

    7. Download Workbook

    8. Share Workbook

    9. Custom Views

    10. Pause/Resume Changes

    11. Dashboard Titles

    1. Filters

    2. Parameters

    3. Apply Button

    4. Filter Categories

    5. Hidden Sticky Filters/Parameters

    6. Specify Filter Sheet

    7. Mark Commenting

    8. URL Action Overrides (Link Target)

    9. Hidden Dashboards

    10. Replace Dashboard URLs

    11. Site Switcher

    12. Cache Filter/Parameter Options

    1. Data Manager Basics

    2. Web Data Connector (WDC)

    3. Connecting to Data Manager

    4. User Commenting

    5. Field Calculations

    1. Overview and Enabling

    2. Report Builder: Email Option

    3. Report Builder: Watermark Text

    4. Report Builder: Scheduled Reports Option

    1. Automatic License Provisioning

    2. Just-in-time (JIT) Provisioning

    3. Users and Groups

    4. Reset User's Password

    5. User Sync and Membership Sync Overview

    6. Custom Attributes

    1. Frontend User Permissions

    2. Password Change

    3. Password Reset

    4. Password Expiration and Complexity

    5. Bypass Link-preview Security

    1. E-mail Configuration

    2. System Notifications

    1. Force SSL

    2. Trusted Tickets

    3. Basic HTTP Authentication

    1. Import / Export

    2. Backend Users

    3. Frontend Users

    4. Updating License Key

    5. Linux: Cron Troubleshooting

    6. Filesystem Permissions

    7. Backend Administrator Password Reset

    8. Dependency Updates

    9. Updating Curator Logging

    10. Third Party Cookies

    11. Troubleshooting Load Times

    12. Manual Restoration of Curator Backup

    13. Curator Backup

    14. Taking a Manual Full Backup

    1. System Upgrade

    2. Disable Curator Upgrades

    3. Offline Upgrades (Airgapped)

    4. Troubleshooting Upgrades

    1. Scripts

    2. Commands

    3. Subscription Routing

    1. Curator API Overview

    2. Integration

    3. Curator API

    4. Tableau API

    5. Content

    6. User API

    1. Username Mapping

Documentation: Data Manager

Web Data Connector (WDC)

The Web Data Connector allows you to connect easily to your Data Manager tables and a few usage statistics. The Data Manager needs to be only enabled if you want to connect to your Data Manager tables.

  1. Open Tableau Desktop and add a new datasource of the type Web Data Connector to your workbook.
  2. Enter the url to your Web Data Connector, e.g. https://www.site.com/backend/interworks/datamanager/wdc.
  3. Log in with your backend administrator credentials.
  4. Select the table you want to analyze in Tableau and start your analysis.

Available usage statistics are:

  • Views per Dashboard
  • Curator Content Views
  • Curator Data Manager Groups
  • Curator Favorites
  • Curator Files
  • Curator Keywords
  • Curator Pages
  • Curator Power BI Dashboards
  • Curator Power BI Reports
  • Curator Tableau Dashboards
  • Curator Usage Log

For further usage tracking consider adding Matomo or Google Analytics as your web analytics tool to your Curator instance as described in this blog post.


Refreshing WDC Extracts

Connecting to a Tableau Web Data Connector creates an extract of the data's state at a specific point in time. Yet, you might want to do a continuous and automated analysis of your Curator's usage. Publish the data source on Tableau Server where you can run scheduled refreshes of the extract. For security reasons, you need to add your Curator's WDC to Tableau Server's safe list by running the following command on tsm

tsm data-access web-data-connectors add --name "Curator WDC" --url https://[your-curator-url-here]:443/wdc --secondary https://fonts.googleapis.com/.*,https://use.typekit.net/.*,https://[your-curator-url-here]/.*,https://connectors.tableau.com/.*


The above command allows Tableau Server to connect to the WDC and the asset domains used by the WDC. Tableau explains further details in their documentation. To make the above change effective Tableau Server needs a restart.