Install BI Connector on Windows¶
The MongoDB Connector for BI and associated utilities are compatible with all currently supported MongoDB server versions.
To set up MongoDB Connector for BI with a business intelligence tool such as Tableau, follow the steps on this page.
- Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 installed on your host.
MongoDB User Permissions¶
If your MongoDB instance uses authentication, your BI Connector instance must also use
authentication. The user that connects to MongoDB via the
mongosqld program must have permission to read from all
the namespaces you wish to sample data from.
For more details about MongoDB user permissions in BI Connector, see User Permissions for Cached Sampling.
Install the BI Connector¶
Install the MongoDB Connector for BI.¶
- Run the downloaded
Follow the wizard instructions to install the files. The binaries install into a
bindirectory inside the installation directory.
If a prior version exists, you might need to configure your system services to launch the new installation. You can delete the old binaries.
New in version 2.9.
To help you get started, a sample
configuration file named
example-mongosqld-config.yml is included
with the installation package. To learn how to start BI Connector
with a configuration file, refer to the
documentation section on the Configuration File.
Launch the BI Connector¶
You are now ready to launch the BI Connector. The following guide contains detailed information on BI Connector configuration, schema generation, and launch options: