This article describes how to connect Tableau to Denodo and set up the data source.

Before you begin

Before you begin, gather this connection information:

  • Name of the server that hosts the database you want to connect to

  • Name of the database

  • Authentication method: Integrated Authentication, or Username and Password

  • Are you connecting to an SSL server?

  • (Optional) Initial SQL statement to run every time Tableau connects

Driver required

This connector requires a driver to talk to the database. If the driver is not installed on your computer, Tableau displays a message in the connection dialog box with a link to the Driver Download(Link opens in a new window) page where you can find driver links and installation instructions.

Update 20170515 of Denodo 6.0 required

If you can’t connect Tableau to your Denodo data, you might need to ask your database administrator to apply update 20170515 to the Denodo 6.0 database. For more information about update 20170515 for Denodo 6.0, see the Denodo(Link opens in a new window) website. (Sign in required.)

Make the connection and set up the data source

  1. Start Tableau and under Connect, select Denodo. For a complete list of data connections, select More under To a Server. Then do the following:

    1. Enter the name of the server that hosts the database.

    2. Enter the name of the database.

    3. Select how you want to sign in to the server. Specify whether to use Integrated Authentication or Username and Password. If the server is password protected, and you are not in a Kerberos environment, you must enter the user name and password.

      Note: If you're using a Mac, and it is not attached to the domain correctly, the Mac won't know that Kerberos is being used in the domain, and the Authentication drop-down list won't be available.

    4. Select the Require SSL check box when connecting to an SSL server.

    5. (Optional) Select Initial SQL to specify a SQL command to run at the beginning of every connection, such as when you open the workbook, refresh an extract, sign in to Tableau Server, or publish to Tableau Server. For more information, see Run Initial SQL.

    6. Select Sign In.

      If Tableau can't make the connection, verify that your credentials are correct. If you still can't connect, your computer is having trouble locating the server. Contact your network administrator or database administrator.

  2. On the data source page, do the following:

    1. (Optional) Select the default data source name at the top of the page, and then enter a unique data source name for use in Tableau. For example, use a data source naming convention that helps other users of the data source figure out which data source to connect to.

    2. Under Table, select a table or use the text box to search for a table by name.

    3. Click the sheet tab to start your analysis.

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