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Prerequisites

Connecting Tableau to the MongoDB Connector for BI requires the following:

  • Tableau version 10.3 or later
  • A running mongod instance
  • A running mongosqld instance

Connecting Tableau to the MongoDB Connector for BI requires the following:

  • Tableau version 10.4 or later
  • A running mongod instance
  • A running mongosqld instance

Procedure

1

Confirm the MySQL Connector/ODBC is installed on your system.

By default, Tableau installs the MySQL Connector/ODBC. Verify the connector is installed:

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Look for “MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3” on the list of programs.

If the connector is not present on the list of programs, download and install the MySQL Connector/ODBC.

2

Start Tableau.

Start the Tableau Desktop application.

3

Connect using Tableau.

  1. In the left-side navigation under To a server, click on More… then click MongoDB BI Connector.
  2. In the connection dialog box, provide values for these fields:
Field Action
Server Type the hostname or IP address of the BI Connector host.
Port Type the IANA port number for the BI Connector. The default is 3307.
  1. Click Sign In.
1

Download and install ODBC Manager.

2

Download and install the MySQL Connector/ODBC.

Download and install the MySQL Connector/ODBC for your version of macOS:

3

Start Tableau.

Start the Tableau Desktop application.

4

Connect using Tableau.

  1. In the left-side navigation under To a server, click on More… then click MongoDB BI Connector.
  2. In the connection dialog box, provide values for these fields:
Field Action
Server Type the hostname or IP address of the BI Connector host.
Port Type the IANA port number for the BI Connector. The default is 3307.
  1. Click Sign In.