Connecting Tableau via ODBC




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    Kenneth Chan

    Hi there,


    I've followed the steps but was unable to connect and received the following message

    An error occurred while communicating with Other Databases (ODBC).

    The drivers required to connect to the data source are not installed. The error may need to be resolved through local configuration changes on the Tableau side.
    [iODBC][Driver Manager]No data source or driver specified, dialog prohibited
    Generic ODBC requires additional configuration. The driver and DSN (data source name) must be installed and configured to match the connection.
    Unable to connect to the server "xxxx". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

    Please advise:)




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    Amber Beebe

    Hi Ken!

    From the message attached here, the error seems to be originating from the Tableau side. Have you had any luck connecting to Tableau thus far or do you need some additional guidance?



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    Nick Golovin

    Please also see this other post which highlights some compatibility problems in the latest Tableau versions and describes the way to work around these incompatibilities:


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