SAP Sybase IQ

This article describes how to connect Tableau to an SAP Sybase IQ database and set up the data source.

Before you begin

Before you begin, gather this connection information:

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

  • (Optional) Server name. Tableau supports Sybase IQ multiplexes, so a server name is not required.

  • Authentication method: Windows Authentication or user name and password

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

Use this connector with Tableau Desktop on a Windows computer.

Driver required

This connector requires a driver to talk to the database. You might already have the required driver installed on your computer. 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 page where you can find driver links and installation instructions.

Make the connection and set up the data source

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

    1. Enter the host name that hosts the database that you want to connect to.

    2. (Optional) Enter the server name.

    3. Select how you want to sign in to the server. Specify whether to use Windows Authentication or a specific user name and password. If the server is password protected, you must enter the user name and password.

    4. (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.

    5. 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. From the Database drop-down list, select a database or use the text box to search for a database by name.

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

    4. Drag a table to the top area of the data source page, and then select the sheet tab to start your analysis.

      Use custom SQL to connect to a specific query rather than the entire data source. For more information, see Connect to a Custom SQL Query.

SAP Sybase IQ data source example

Here is an example of an SAP Sybase IQ data source:

 

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