Tableau Connector for Google Sheets

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CData Tableau Connector for Google Sheets


The CData Tableau Connector for Google Sheets offers self-service integration with Tableau. The connector facilitates live access to Google Sheets data in Tableau using the connection window. The connector also provides direct querying to visualize and analyze Google Sheets data.

Note that you must have Tableau 2020.3 or greater installed as well as an up-to-date version of Java. For older versions of Tableau, the CData ODBC Driver for Google Sheets or the CData JDBC Driver for Google Sheets can serve as an alternative means of connecting to Google Sheets data in Tableau.

Getting Started

See Getting Started for a guide to create a Google Sheets Data Source in Tableau. The guide will walk you through Installing the Connector and then Configuring a Connection via the connection builder.

Once a connection has been configured, see Getting Data to set up a data source that offers live connectivity to Google Sheets.

Using the Connector

See Using the Connector to customize data access and visualize data. You can further customize the exact Google Sheets data pulled by Using Custom SQL Queries.

Refer to Visualizing Data to create and work with Tableau visualizations.

See Defining Custom Views to construct virtual tables whose contents are determined by a pre-configured query, which will then be discovered among existing table metadata.

Data Model

See Using Spreadsheets as Tables for information on the available database objects and how to use SQL to work with Google Sheets APIs. This section provides more detailed information on querying specific Google Sheets entities.

Connection String Options

The Connection properties describe the various options that can be used to establish a connection.

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