CData Tableau Connector for IBM Cloud Object Storage
The CData Tableau Connector for IBM Cloud Object Storage offers self-service integration with Tableau. The connector facilitates live access to IBM Cloud Object Storage data in Tableau using the connection window. The connector also provides direct querying to visualize and analyze IBM Cloud Object Storage 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 IBM Cloud Object Storage or the CData JDBC Driver for IBM Cloud Object Storage can serve as an alternative means of connecting to IBM Cloud Object Storage data in Tableau.
See Getting Started for a guide to create a IBM Cloud Object Storage 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 IBM Cloud Object Storage.
Using the Connector
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.
See Data Model for information on the available database objects and how to use SQL to work with IBM Cloud Object Storage APIs. This section provides more detailed information on querying specific IBM Cloud Object Storage entities.
Connection String Options
The Connection properties describe the various options that can be used to establish a connection.