Tableau drivers let you connect to data. In this video, learn how to install Tableau drivers.
- [Instructor] One of the benefits of Tableau is that you can use it to connect to many different data sources. If you're running Tableau Desktop edition, which is the edition I'm working with for this course, you have built in connectivity to several different types of data sources. You can see these sources in the vertical toolbar to the left of the display when you first open the program. Under Connect, here in the navigation bar, you see that you can connect to Microsoft Excel, text file, JSON file, Access, PDF files, spatial files, statistical file and, if you click more, you'll be taken to what's essentially the open dialogue box. You can also connect to a variety of servers, including OData, and if you click more, you'll see that you have Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and so on. And, of course, there are a number of saved data sources, which are samples that you can work with to try your skills. If you need to work with another kind of data source, one that you would need a specific driver for, then you can go to the Tableau website and look for drivers for your data source there. So, I'll switch over to the Tableau website, and show you what to look for. I've gone to Tableau.com, and visited their support page, so that's Tableau.com/support. You can get information about all the different products that are available, and if you go down to the Quick Links section, you'll see Download Drivers. I'll go ahead and click that link. In here you see that there are a number of driver downloads that are available for you. One thing to note is that you do need to know your specific Tableau product version, and you can do that by going to the help menu, and clicking About Tableau. So I'll scroll down and we can see all the data sources that are available. Currently, I have them for all, for Windows, which is my operating system, and for the 64-bit version. Tableau changed to 64-bit only a couple of years ago, so if you're using a reasonably recent version, you'll need to go with 64-bit. And you can see there are a lot of drivers available, Actian Matrix, many different Amazon data sources, including Amazon Redshift, Apache Drill, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Box, and so on. If you want to download a particular driver, you can click the arrow next to its name, and you see the versions that it's available for, and instructions, in this case, it would take you to Amazon Web Services and you would be able to download from there. You'll see similar instructions for all the other drivers that you need. So, if you find that you are unable to connect to a data source, look here and you might be able to find a driver that will help.
- Managing data sources and visualizations
- Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks
- Displaying source metadata
- Creating custom calculations and fields
- Analyzing data using statistical tools
- Sorting and filtering Tableau data
- Defining groups and sets
- Creating and pivoting crosstabs
- Formatting Tableau visualizations
- Creating basic charts
- Annotating and formatting charts
- Mapping geographic data
- Creating dashboards
- Methods for defining an URL-based action
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Tableau
2. Manage Data Sources and Visualizations
3. Manage Tableau Worksheets and Workbooks
4. Create Custom Calculations and Fields
5. Analyze Data
6. Sort and Filter Tableau Data
7. Define Groups and Sets
8. Develop and Pivot Crosstabs
9. Create Basic Visualizations
10. Format Tableau Visualizations
11. Annotate and Format Visualizations
12. Map Geographic Data
13. Build Dashboards and Actions
14. Tableau 2019.2 Updates
Define parameter actions4m 43s
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