Tutorial: How to Connect Tableau to a Database using ODBC

Tutorial: How to Connect Tableau to a Database using ODBC

Posted on July 28, 2017 0 Comments
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In this tutorial, you'll learn how to connect Tableau to databases simply using DataDirect ODBC drivers.

DataDirect has extensive experience building ODBC connectors for Tableau as a trusted Tableau Technology Partner. While there’s a lot of uncertainty and doubt about using third-party ODBC drivers, configuring third party ODBC drivers is actually fully documented by Tableau.

With the DataDirect suite of ODBC drivers, you can connect to a wide variety of the highest-value data sources in the market today. Whether you are using a traditional Relational Database Management System or a newer Big Data or Cloud source, DataDirect has you covered. 


In addition to our list of ODBC drivers , DataDirect also has an SDK to create ODBC drivers for custom data stores.

About Progress DataDirect ODBC Drivers

DataDirect ODBC drivers are the fastest, most comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers for all major databases—Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Apache Hive, Sybase, Salesforce and many more. Our unique “wire protocol” design eliminates the need for database client libraries, which greatly simplifies installation and administration and dramatically improves performance. In fact, these clientless drivers even outperform applications that use the database’s native (proprietary) API for database access.

Progress DataDirect ODBC drivers are the industry standard for ODBC drivers, providing the advanced functionality, performance, and reliability developers need to quickly deliver high-quality, database-independent applications.

Get Started Today

Connecting to a standard ODBC driver from Tableau is really very straightforward. Take a look at our tutorial, which walks you through connecting the Tableau Desktop edition to MongoDB. These same steps can be used to connect Tableau to any DataDirect ODBC driver.

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Saikrishna Teja Bobba

Saikrishna is a DataDirect Developer Evangelist at Progress. Prior to working at Progress, he worked as Software Engineer for 3 years after getting his undergraduate degree, and recently graduated from NC State University with Masters in Computer Science. His interests are in the areas of Data Connectivity, SaaS and Mobile App Development.


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