Tableau Connector for Excel Services

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Installing the Connector

The CData Tableau Connector for Excel Services includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.


Before you start, you must have installed Tableau 2020.3 or greater. Java is also required. For older versions of Tableau, please use either the CData ODBC Driver or the JDBC Driver for Excel Services can serve as an alternative means of connecting to Excel Services data in Tableau.

Install the Connector

Once the prerequisites are satisfied, you can complete the following steps to install the connector:

  1. Download and run the CData setup.
  2. If you have Tableau 2020.3 or later, the setup will automatically install the connector into your personal repository.
  3. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

Next Step

See Configuring a Connection for the next step, which includes establishing a connection via the connection builder.

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