Tableau Connector for Microsoft Access

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Getting Started

The CData Tableau Connector for Microsoft Access is built on top of a JDBC driver. This section discusses how to install the connector, set up a data source, and connect from Tableau.

Installing the Connector

Installing the Connector describes how to install the CData Tableau Connector for Microsoft Access.

Connecting from Tableau

Configuring a Connection shows how to create a Microsoft Access Data Source from Tableau's Connect To Server window.

Tableau Version Support

The connector supports Tableau Desktop 2020.1 or later and Tableau Prep 2020.4.1 or later. Versions between 2020.1 and 2020.3 of Tableau Desktop are supported via the legacy connector file (cdata.access.legacy.taco) and versions 2020.3 and higher are supported using the modern connector file (cdata.access.taco).

For older versions of Tableau, use the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Access or the CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft Access to connect.

Microsoft Access Version Support

The connector connects to Microsoft Access Database files stored locally on disk. Supported filetypes include Microsoft Access 1997 (.mdb, r/o), Access 2000 (.mdb), Access 2003 (.mdb), Access 2007 (.accdb), Access 2010 (.accdb), Access 2013 (.accdb), Access 2016 (.accdb) and Access 2019 (.accdb) database files.

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