Tableau Connector for MySQL

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CData Tableau Connector for MySQL


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

The connector supports Tableau Desktop 2020.1 or later and Tableau Prep 2020.4.1 or later. For older versions of Tableau, the CData ODBC Driver for MySQL or the CData JDBC Driver for MySQL can serve as an alternative means of connecting to MySQL data in Tableau.

Getting Started

See Getting Started for a guide to create a MySQL 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 MySQL.

Using the Connector

See Using the Connector to customize data access and visualize data. You can further customize the exact MySQL 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.

Connection String Options

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

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