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Applies to: Tableau Desktop

OData

This article describes how to connect Tableau to an OData data source. Tableau connects to OData V1 - V4.

In this article

Before you begin

Make the connection and set up the data source

OData connector support

Before you begin

Before you begin, gather this connection information:

Make the connection and set up the data source

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

    1. Enter the server URL for the data you are connecting to.

    2. If necessary, enter authentication information (user name and password).

    3. 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.

      Note: If you publish the data source to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, the data source name is limited to 255 characters. Longer names cause a RepositoryException error.

    2. Select the sheet tab to start your analysis.

      After you select the sheet tab, Tableau imports the data by creating an extract. For more information about extracts, see Extract Your Data. Note that Tableau Desktop supports only extracts for OData.

OData data source example

Here is an example of an OData data source:

OData connector support

 

See also

Set Up Data Sources – Add more data to this data source or prepare your data before you analyze it.

Build Charts and Analyze Data – Begin your data analysis.