Connector plugins provide a far simpler connection experience and more robust live query support as compared to ‘Other databases (ODBC/JDBC)’, as well as a full test harness for testing and development. The Connector SDK allows you to customise connector behaviour, fine-tune SQL query generation via dialects, create connection dialogue menus, and easily package and distribute connectors to end users.
- Build native Tableau connectors (.taco files) that users can leverage to connect to and visualise data from any database that supports ODBC or JDBC.
- Create a .taco file for a new source of data and connect with Desktop and Server like any other data source in Tableau.
You can use the Tableau Connector SDK to build and custom a native-looking connector.