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Tableau TDE Connector Documentation

User Persona: Paxata User - Paxata Admin - Data Source Admin - IT/DevOps

*Note: This document covers all configuration fields available during Connector setup. Some fields may have already been filled out by your Admin at an earlier step of configuration and may not be visible to you. For more information on Paxata’s Connector Framework, please see here.

Also: Your Admin may have named this Connector something else in the list of Data Sources.

Configuring Paxata

This connector allows you to connect to a Tableau Server & Tableau Online as an export destination. The following fields are used to define the connection parameters.

General

  • Name: Name of the data source as it will appear to users in the UI.
  • Description: Description of the data source as it will appear to users in the UI.

Something to consider: You may connect Paxata to multiple Tableau instances and having a descriptive name can be a big help to users in identifying the appropriate data source.

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server URL: An http/https URL where the Tableau Server is running. Include port if necessary.

  • Site: Tableau site in which Paxata will publish a data source.

  • Project: Tableau project in which Paxata will publish a data source.

Tableau Credentials

  • Username: This is your Tableau username.

  • Password: This is your Tableau password.

Data Export Information

Via Browsing

  • Note that the browsing interface will not show any directory items from Tableau. Files are published into the specified Site and Project defined in the Tableau Connector/Datasource configuration, not to a destination selected at export.

  • Note that AnswerSets are converted to Tableau Data Extract (.tde) files and then published into the specified Site and Project you defined in the Connector/Datasource configuration.

Via SQL Query

  • Not supported.

Technical Specs

FAQ/Troubleshooting/Common Issues

  • It’s not uncommon for there to be Tableau permissions issues when exporting from Paxata to Tableau. 

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