Desktop | Connecting to Data


  • Demonstrate the ability to connect to multiple different data sources from Tableau Desktop
  • Understand the need for database drivers

Connect to as many supported data connections from our list of internal reproduction databases as possible in a 2 hour window, starting with the list of connections below.

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Analysis Services
  • Oracle (directly)
  • Oracle using TNSNames
  • Teradata
  • ODBC using a DSN
  • Use a TDC customization to enable connection to an SSL enabled MySQL Server

It may be necessary to install database drivers from the Tableau Drivers & Activations page. Installing the correct database drivers on the computer running Tableau Desktop, allows Tableau Desktop to communicate with the corresponding database.

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