• Create a new workbook and connect to your data
  • Create a new worksheet. Drag and drop the structure file (e.g. your data containing SMILES, MOL, INCHI, etc.), 'Structure id', and any additional data you’d like to visualize from the data set to the worksheet. Tableau automatically visualizes the added data as the Data Table Extension will only use the values on the dashboard. It is advised to keep the default Tableau visualisation as this will improve performance on large data sets.
  • Rename the worksheet to ‘Data Table Feed’
  • Create a new dashboard
  • Drag and drop the ‘Data Table Feed’ to the viz.
  • Go to ‘Objects’, select ‘Extensions’. Add the Data Table extension to the dashboard. You can either double-click on 'Extensions', or you can drag and drop it to your view.
  • To set it up, open its configuration (by clicking on the extension itself, you c. Select ‘Datatable Feed’ from the drop-down list as ‘Source Worksheet’. Select your molecule structure file, insert a checkmark next to it. This will be the column that shows your compound.
  • Select ‘Structure ID’ from the dropdown list (currently, in order to make the Structure filter extension work, ‘Structure ID’ has to be used) as 'Structure Id'.
  • Select the ‘Datatable feed’ worksheet. Select ‘Layout’ on the Side Bar. Insert a tick next to ‘Floating’. Resize the worksheet to something small. E.g. w:1, h:7*:




  • Expected behaviour of the Datatable extension:




*Extensions always need a worksheet. This worksheet acts as a source and has to be on the dashboard so the given extension can use it. We don't need it for our dashboard to be visible, hence the 'hiding'.