Write Back Extreme 2020-10-14T19:52:27+01:00

Write Back Extreme

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The Ultimate Write Back Extension for Tableau



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Infotopics | Apps for Tableau is worldwide market leader in Tableau Extension Development and is proud to present a new extension: Write Back Extreme.

Tableau helps people see and understand data. They make sure that, in the process of exploring and analyzing data, there are no changes made to the data. Most analytics tools are based on strictly read-only technology. Sometimes however, you want to have the ability to add, delete or edit existing data behind a Tableau visualization and instantly see how those changes are reflected in the Viz.

Infotopics | Apps for Tableau developed the ultimate solution for these challenges and many other use cases and proudly presents to you:  Write Back Extreme. You’ll love it!

Example Write Back use cases

  • Budget & Forecasting

  • Collaboration

  • Data corrections

  • WHAT-IF Scenario’s

  • Financial adjustments

  • Check Lists

  • Evaluations & Surveys

Write Back Extreme extension for tableau demonstration of Forecasting use case

Use case: Forecasting. The animation illustrates the application of the ADD DATA module of the Write Back Extreme extension for Tableau in a Forecasting use case. By adding and writing back adjusted forecasts the effect of changes is visible in the Tableau visualization almost instantly. Of course the data additions can also be edited or deleted. No need to leave your Tableau dashboard to complete your forecasting workflow.


The Write Back Extreme extension supports three basic types of write back mechanisms. You can choose the module(s) you need to solve your use cases, and expand when you have the urge for other modules. The basic write back scenario’s are Add Data, Data Correction and Data Helper with a brief description below.

Write Back Extreme extension for Tableau demonstration of Data Correction module in a Sensor data use case

Use case: Data Correction. The animation illustrates the application of the DATA CORRECTION module of the Write Back Extreme extension for Tableau in a sensor data quality use case. By using powerfull data correction methods and writing back the corrections to the database, your users stay in Tableau and do not have to perform manual corrections in an Excel driven workflow for example.


And increase the quality and efficiency of your processes. Since the Write Back Extreme extension eliminates the need for separate tools and files outside your Tableau environment, it automatically increases the quality and efficiency of the process results in your workflow by reducing process steps, eliminating manual process steps and keeping the focus of your users on the dashboard. In short: there is no need to jump to other systems or Excel, or even better, there is no need for other systems at all.

  • Eliminate Excel from your workflow

  • Save money

  • Eliminate spreadsheet risk and shared files

  • Stay in the context of your Dashboard

  • Easy to add or edit data in the viz

  • Help people to analyze easier and faster and collaborate

  • Take data driven actions and close the analytics loop

  • Make better and faster decisions

  • Make people smile

  • Easy. Governed. Secured. Audited.


The Audit trail of the Write Back extension enables you to monitor the changes made to the data. All changes made to any record through the Write Back Extreme extension are carefully recorded in a full audit trail. Besides the username also the old and new value of the changes are recorded as being part of the audit trail. Your Security and compliance team will love the auditing capabilities of the Write Back Extreme extension. The Write Back Extreme extension takes care of monitoring:

  • User that changed the record

  • The affected dashboard

  • The database table

  • The type of change

  • The actual change (old value – new value)

  • Date and time of the change

Besides the integrated audit trail, operation of the extension is also role based. Access to the advanced back-end system of the Write Back Extreme extension can be proteced or granted as a special permission. Creating database connections and Schemas for tables can be assigned as a separate privilege.


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Enterprise-Ready Security

When company policy or IT security requires an on-premise installation / integration of the extension, we can help you organize it. This is particularly useful when your Tableau Server is not granted internet access, or you need to be in full control of the usage and management of your extension.

On-premise installations allow you to be in control of infrastructure, privacy, governance, and to comply with company policies. It also allows for the installation/hosting of several individual extensions. Please contact us for more information regarding on-premise installation of our extensions. Our consultants will advise you on the best solution tailored to your specific situation.

  • Be in full control of your extensions

  • Respect data governance policy

  • Comply with company security policy

  • Installation support (remote)

  • Excellent operational support (Tableau Gold Partner)

  • Updates managed by IT

  • No internet access required

Write Back Extreme Management Console

The Write Back Extreme extension offers a highly configurable and governance induced management console. The control room of the Extension is Password protected and allows authorized acces to different roles of users. Permissions can be carefully assigned to specific users in order to comply to your governance and security policies.

Dashboard Designers (Creators ) have the ability to create Schema’s in predefined Database connections. The schema’s can be created in the most flexible way. The authorized dashboard designer determines what fields will be presented and prompted to the dashboard users in your unique Write Back scenario. Stay in the Flow, Stay in Tableau, Create your Write Back Scenario in a secure and governed way.