Tableau Data Sources – Connecting Data to Tableau

1. Tableau Data Sources – Objective

In this tutorial for Tableau, we are going to learn about the various Tableau data sources for transferring and connecting to the popular data sources.

So, let’s start how to connect Tableau Data Sources.

What are Tableau data sources

Tableau Data Sources – Introduction

2. Introduction to Tableau Data Sources

Tableau offers a number of options for connecting to the various popular data sources used. The native connectors of Tableau can connect to the following data sources

  1. File systems – For CSV, Excel, etc.
  2. Relational systems – For Oracle, SQL, DB2 etc.
  3. Cloud systems – For Windows Azure, Google BigQuery etc.
  4. Other sources – For ODBC. 

Let’s revise Tableau File Type & Tableau Data Types

3. How to Connect Data to Tableau?

We have three options to connect data to Tableau, they are –

a. Connect Live

A scene can likewise process information in-memory by reserving them in memory and not being associated with the source any longer while dissecting the information. Obviously, there will be a breaking point to the measure of information reserved relying upon the accessibility of memory.

This feature in Tableau is used for analysis of real-time data, Tableau keeps reading the data by connecting to the source, and this feature helps you to get the most updated reports and results. The only drawback to this feature is that it burdens the source as a continuous exchange of data is done.

Tableau Data Sources - Connect Live 2

Tableau Data Sources – Connect Live 2

Tableau Data Sources - Connect Live 2

Tableau Data Sources – Connect Live 2

b. In-Memory

Tableau provides the option to access the data from the memory without any online connection, it is not necessary for it to be connected to the source. The only restriction to this is that the amount of data cached depends on the memory available.

Tableau Data Sources - In-Memory

Tableau Data Sources – In-Memory

c. Combine Data Sources

Tableau provides the user to connect to different data sources at the same time. It can use for blending the data. For example, a single workbook connects to a flat file and a relational source by defining multiple connections.

So, this was all about Tableau Data Sources Tutorial. Hope you like our explanation.

4. Conclusion

In this Tableau tutorial, we learned about the different Tableau data sources which can use to connect to Tableau for using the data and using them. With the end of this tutorial, we complete yet another step in our journey. If you want to ask any query regarding it, feel free to ask in the comment section. We will definitely respond.

See Also- Tableau Show Me Menu & Tableau Navigation

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  1. Avishek says:

    Why dont you make a free pdf available for these stuff so that they can be downloaded and used for offline reading

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