We have just linked up Marketo and Tableau via the REST API.
How are the calls made is it per record every time a query is refreshed?
If I understand your question. The calls are typically made in batch. and each call can access up to 300 Marketo records per send.
Does that make sense to you, or are you asking something else?
I am asking this because I think that the Rest API calls are metered by Marketo and trying to figure if this method of connection will easily take us over the metered amount or wether we should use an ODBC connection. Our database is around 100k.
This question is probably better posed to tableau, since they control the connector and know how it uses API calls.
Hey Sarah, did you ever get any answers from Tableau? It would be great to know how the API calls are utilized since we're already over our limit.
Our Tableau developer decided to opt for calling the data once a day. So tableau can pull in individual tables in 1 API call and then join them together in Tableau for interrogation. A live API connection to Marketo where each interaction in tableau would be 1 API call. Or so I'm told
Hmm, thanks for our feedback. I connected Tableau yesterday, and granted we tried to do quite a few things, but we ended up with 102 API calls after a 1 hour meeting. We have a 660k record db which might change things a little bit, but I can see how it might creep upwards quickly.
But aren’t there 2 connection methods? One live and one which will pull down a copy of the file and then you can refresh it when you want? The live connection will rack up the API calls but pulling down the static file should be one call?