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This page outlines the steps to connect Tableau Cloud to the CData Connect Virtual SQL Server API.


Before you connect, you must first do the following:

  • Connect a data source to your CData Connect account. See Connections for more information.
  • Generate a Personal Access Token (PAT) on the Settings page. Copy this down, as it acts as your password during authentication.

Connecting to CData Connect

To establish a connection from Tableau Cloud to the CData Connect Virtual SQL Server API, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to Tableau Cloud.

  2. On the Home tab, click New > Workbook.

  3. On the Connect to Data dialog, select the Connectors tab. In the connectors list, select Microsoft SQL Server.

  4. Enter the connection settings.
    • Server—enter the Virtual SQL Server endpoint and port separated by a comma:,14333

    • Database—enter the Connection Name of the CData Connect data source you want to connect to (for example, Salesforce1).

    • Authentication—leave this as username and password.

    • Username—enter your CData Connect username. This is displayed in the top-right corner of the CData Connect interface. For example,

    • Password—enter the PAT you generated on the Settings page.

    • Require SSL—leave this selected.

  5. Click Sign In.

  6. Once the connection succeeds, your data is available to use in your workbook. Follow these steps to access it:

    1. In the Connections section of the data panel to the left of the workbook, select your connection.

    2. In the Database section of the data panel, select the data source that you want to use. The tables for that data source populate in the Table section.

    3. Drag your tables into the workbook space or perform queries as needed.

Modifying a Connection

You can modify your connection by following these steps:

  1. In your workbook, click the drop-down arrow next to your connection in the Connections section.

  2. Select Edit Connection.

  3. Edit your connection details and click Sign In when you are finished.

Learn More

For more information about Tableau Cloud, please see the Tableau Cloud help pages.