Configure Tableau

In order for Tableau to connect to 1010data's ODBC driver, you must first copy one of the Tableau datasource connection files provided by 1010data into your Tableau Repository.

If you have not already done so, you must download and install the Tableau Desktop application. See Downloading Tableau Products for instructions.

Note: The instructions and screen shots in this guide correspond to Tableau Desktop 9.0 on Windows. Earlier versions of Tableau Desktop may have a different appearance and workflow. Although there are versions of Tableau Desktop for Mac, they cannot connect directly to 1010data via ODBC.

To configure Tableau to work with 1010data's ODBC driver:

  1. Download the zipped file containing the 1010data-supplied Tableau datasource connection files.
    1. Launch your browser.
    2. In the address bar of the browser, enter: http://www2.1010data.com/downloads/tools/odbc/tableau/Tableau_ODBC_Config.zip
      The browser prompts you to open or save the file.

    3. Click Save.
      The file is saved to your Downloads folder.
  2. In your Downloads folder, double-click the zipped Tableau_ODBC_Config folder to unzip it.

  3. Drag the unzipped Tableau_ODBC_Config folder to your Documents folder.

  4. In your Documents folder, double-click the Tableau_ODBC_Config folder to open it.

    The contents of the Tableau_ODBC_Config folder are displayed.

  5. Navigate to your Tableau Repository.
    Note: Tableau creates a folder named My Tableau Repository in your Documents folder as part of its installation process. If you are using a beta release of Tableau, this folder may be named My Tableau Repository (beta).
    1. Click the Start button and then click Documents.
      Your Documents library is opened.
    2. Double-click the My Tableau Repository folder.
      The contents of My Tableau Repository are displayed.

  6. Copy the Tableau datasource connection (TDC) file that corresponds to the version of Tableau you are using to the Datasources folder in your Tableau Repository.
    • If you are using the 32-bit version of Tableau, drag the 1010data32 file from your Tableau_ODBC_Config folder to the Datasources folder in My Tableau Repository.
    • If you are using the 64-bit version of Tableau, drag the 1010data64 file from your Tableau_ODBC_Config folder to the Datasources folder in My Tableau Repository.

    If you are not sure whether you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Tableau, open Tableau and click Help > About Tableau. The About Tableau dialog shows which one you are using.

Tableau now has the information it needs to connect to 1010data's ODBC driver.

You must also configure the 1010data ODBC driver to work with Tableau. See Configure the 1010data ODBC driver for instructions.