Configuring a Connection
The connector comes with a connection builder which allows you to build and test your connection settings outside of Tableau. It also allows you to create a connection string, which can be used to provide options not listed in the connection dialog in Tableau.
Configuring a Connection Builder
There are two ways to access the connection builder:
- On Windows, there will be a shortcut called Connection Builder in the start menu, under the CData SendGrid Tableau Data Connector folder.
- The connection builder can also be started by going to the driver install directory (by default, C:/Program Files/CData/CData Tableau Connector for SendGrid and running the .jar file in the lib directory.
In the connection builder, you can set values for connection properties and click the Test Connection button to validate that they work. You can also use the Copy to Clipboard button to save the connection string for use with Tableau.
To make use of all the features of the connector, provide the User and Password connection properties.
To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. For more information, refer to our Connecting to Sendgrid guide.
See Getting Data for the next step, which includes authenticating to the SendGrid APIs.