How to automate screenshots of a Tableau Public dashboard

Learn how to automatically take screenshots of a Tableau public dashboard using PagePixels.


PagePixels is a screenshot automation solution that you can use to take automated scheduled screenshots of web pages, including a Tableau Public dashboard.

PagePixels is free to start, and this tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for automating screenshots of a Tableau Public dashboard on a once per day interval.

How to automate taking a screenshot of a Tableau Public dashboard

To create a screenshot automation of a Tableau Public dashboard:


Create a screenshot

Log in to your PagePixels account, and click the "+Create Screenshot" button.


Set your schedule

By default, recurring screenshots are set to every 5 minutes.

For a daily screenshot, change the default frequency values from every "5" "Minutes" to every "1" "Days" using the input field and drop-down menu.


Add your URL

Copy and paste your Tableau Public dashboard share link into the "Website URL to Capture" field.


Add CSS Selector

PagePixels CSS selector option comes in handy when you want to capture only a specific element on a web page.

In this case, to get a screenshot of your Tableau public dashboard, you can use the CSS Selector:


Increase "Time to wait" value

Because data visualizations can take a long time to load, we recommend increasing the "Time to wait" value from 1500 to 8000 (value is in milliseconds).

If the visualizations are still not fully loaded, you can increase this value further (max is 20000).


Save Screenshot

Click the green "Save Screenshot" (top-right) button.

Your screenshot automation is officially set, and your first screenshot will be taken shortly.

What else can PagePixels do?

When you automate screenshots of your Tableau Public dashboards with PagePixels, you can also:

  • Schedule screenshots by time interval, days of the week, time of day, and time zone using PagePixels built-in scheduling system.
  • Automatically post screenshots of your Tableau Public dashboards to a public or private Slack channel or custom webhook address with our built-in integrations.
  • Send and save screenshots of your Tableau Public dashboards to 5,000+ services with the PagePixels Screenshots Zapier integration.
  • Change filters and perform other actions on your Tableau Public dashboards before taking a screenshot with PagePixels Multi-Step functionality.
  • Display and share the most up-to-date screenshot image of your Tableau Public dashboard using a PagePixels Embed URL (no iframe required).
  • Customize the style of your Tableau Public dashboards with PagePixels CSS injection feature.
  • Use PagePixels CSS selector option to take screenshots of a specific metric in your Tableau Public dashboard.
  • Programmatically take scheduled and one-time screenshots of your Tableau Public dashboards using PagePixels Screenshots API.


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