Connector SDK

Build a new connector that you can use to visualize your data from any database through an ODBC or JDBC driver.

Tableau Server, Tableau Cloud, Tableau Desktop

Supported By: Tableau Server: at least 2020.1 & Tableau Cloud

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 for the customization of connector behavior, fine-tuning of SQL query generation via dialects, creation of connection dialog menus, and the ability to easily package and distribute connectors to end-users.


  • Build native Tableau connectors (.taco files) that users can leverage to connect to and visualize 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.