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This article describes how to connect Tableau to an OData data source. Tableau connects to OData V1 - V4.
Before you begin, gather this connection information:
Server URL for the data you want to connect to
Sign-in credentials, if required
For Windows Azure Marketplace: Account key
User name and password
Start Tableau and under Connect, select OData. For a complete list of data connections, select More under To a Server. Then do the following:
Enter the server URL for the data you are connecting to.
If necessary, enter authentication information.
You can authenticate using your Windows Azure Marketplace (DataMarket) account key, or a user name and password.
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.
On the data source page, do the following:
(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
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.
Here is an example of an OData data source:
Use the OData connector to connect to your Windows Azure Marketplace data. Workbooks created in earlier versions of Tableau that use the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket connector will work as expected.
The OData connector supports only extracts, which means that some OData V4 functionality is not supported, for example, interactive query arguments such as
The OData connector doesn't support browsing OData service documents.
Set Up Data Sources – Add more data to this data source or prepare your data before you analyze it.
Design Views and Analyze Data – Begin your data analysis.