Drivers & Activation

 

Product Activation

The best way to activate your license is through the product itself. In Tableau Desktop, select Help > Manage Product Keys and then click Activate. If you have any trouble activating your license, please follow the Activating Tableau Offline directions.

If you have Tableau Server only, see Activating Tableau Server.

If you have 64-bit Desktop or Server, see Knowledge Base article Drivers for 64-bit Tableau for special considerations when choosing an appropriate driver.

 

Find Drivers - Past and Present

Database Driver Tableau Versions Details
Amazon Redshift 7.0.14/8.0.1 and later Supported in Tableau 7.0.x beginning with version 7.0.14, and in Tableau 8.0.x beginning with 8.0.1.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Aster Data nCluster 6.1.8/7.0.2 and later The Aster 4.6.3 ODBC driver is required for Aster Data 4.6.x. The Aster 5.x ODBC driver is required for Aster Data 5.x.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Cloudera Hadoop Hive / Cloudera Impala 6.1.4 and later Links to the Cloudera Connector for Tableau download site. The Cloudera ODBC V2.5 is required for HiveServer2 functionality. Starting with Tableau 8.1.4, Tableau supports and recommends using the Cloudera ODBC V2.5 Impala driver.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
DataStax 7.0.10 and later Links to the DataStax ODBC Driver download site.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
EXASOL EXASolution 8.0.4 and later Links to the EXASOL Customer Portal.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Google BigQuery (32-bit) 8.0 and later Use this ODBC driver with 32-bit Desktop, 32-bit Server, and 64-bit Server.
Google BigQuery (64-bit) 8.1 and later Use this ODBC driver with Tableau 64-bit (Desktop only).
Greenplum
(Pivotal)
5.2 and later Links to the EMC Subscribenet site (authorization required). Customers should download the Greenplum Connectivity Pack, which contains the Greenplum PSQL and DataDirect ODBC drivers. Starting with Tableau 8, we recommend using the DataDirect ODBC driver with Pivotal Greenplum DB or Pivotal HD (HAWQ). Prior Tableau versions should continue to use the PSQL ODBC driver.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Hortonworks 7.0.10 and later Links to the Hortonworks download site. NOTE: The Hortonworks Hive ODBC V1.3 driver is required for HiveServer2 connectivity.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
IBM DB2 all versions NOTE: Only connectivity to DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 32bit is supported.
MapR 7.0.7 and later Links to the MapR website where you can download the MapR ODBC driver. NOTE: The MapR Hive ODBC V2.0 driver is required for HiveServer2 connectivity.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Microsoft Access Database Engine 2007
For connecting to:
  • Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Access 2007, 2010 and 2013
all versions Only required if you do not already have Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 installed, or if you have the 64-bit version of Office 2010 or Office 2013 installed.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2000 8.0.x and earlier
Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 all versions You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 (64-bit) all versions This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6 - 64-bit.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2008 all versions You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2008 (64-bit) all versions This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6 - 64-bit.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2008 R2 (version 10.51.2500.0) 5.2 and later You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2008 R2 64-bit (version 10.51.2500.0) 5.2 and later This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6 - 64-bit.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2012 SP1 32-bit (version 11.0.2100.60) 7.0.4 and later You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6 - 32-bit.
Microsoft Analysis Services 2012 SP1 64-bit (version 11.0.2100.60) 7.0.4 and later This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
You may also need to install Microsoft XML 6 - 64-bit.
Microsoft PowerPivot 5.2 and later
Microsoft PowerPivot (64-bit) 5.2 and later
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 all versions
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (64-bit) all versions This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 all versions
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit) all versions This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (version 10.51.2500.0) 5.2 and later
Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 64-bit (version 10.51.2500.0) 5.2 and later This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Native Client 32-bit (version 11.0.2100.60) 7.0.4 and later
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Native Client 64-bit (version 11.0.2100.60) 7.0.4 and later This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
Microsoft SQL Server PDW 8.1.6 and later
Microsoft SQL Server PDW (64-bit) 8.1.6 and later This 64-bit driver package includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 - PowerPivot for MS Excel 2010 - RTM 7.0.6 and earlier Links to Microsoft PowerPivot download page. Use this driver for connecting to PowerPivot 2010. Learn more about Choosing the Correct Add-In and Driver for PowerPivot.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel 7.0.7 and later Links to Microsoft PowerPivot download page. Use this driver for connecting to both PowerPivot 2012 and 2010 using Tableau 7.0.7 and later. Learn more about Choosing the Correct Add-In and Driver for PowerPivot.
MySQL 7.0 and earlier

8.0
Links to an existing file on our website.

For Tableau 8 users, we recommend using the latest MySQL 5.2.x 32-bit Unicode ODBC driver (mysql-connector-odbc-5.2.x-win32.msi). Links to MySQL downloads page.
Netezza Contact your Netezza account team
Oracle (32-bit) (desktop)  3.64.04.15.0-5.0.15.0.25.15.26.06.17.08.08.1

(server)  1.64.04.1
The 32-bit Oracle driver is installed with Tableau Server (32-bit) in versions 5.0 and later.
Oracle (64-bit) (64-bit desktop)  8.1 Use this driver with 64-bit Tableau. The Oracle driver is installed with Tableau Server 64-bit version 8.1.
Oracle Essbase (32-bit) (32-bit desktop)  3.64.04.15.05.15.26.06.17.08.08.1

(32-bit server)  1.64.04.1
The 32-bit Oracle Essbase driver is installed with Tableau Server (32-bit) in versions 5.0 and later.
Oracle Essbase (64-bit) (64-bit desktop)  8.1 The Oracle Essbase 64-bit driver is installed with Tableau Server (64-bit) in version 8.1.
ParAccel Contact your ParAccel account team
PostgreSQL all versions If running on 64-bit, please see additional information at Knowledge Base article Drivers for 64-bit Tableau
Progress OpenEdge Contact your Progress account team
SAP BW 7.0.4 and later Links to the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP authorization required). Learn more about Connecting to SAP BW.
SAP HANA 7.0.9 and later Links to the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP authorization required).
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Splunk 8.1.4 and later Links to the Splunk Apps Download site.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Sybase ASE 8.0.1 and later Links to the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP authorization required).
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Sybase IQ 5.2 and later Links to a Sybase website where a login is required. Contact your Sybase account manager for access.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Tableau Add-In for PowerPivot Excel (32-bit) 6.06.17.08.08.1 Tableau 7.0.7 adds support for connecting to PowerPivot 2012. The 7.0 Add-In listed here can be used with both PowerPivot 2012 and 2010.Learn more about Choosing the Correct Add-In and Driver for PowerPivot.
Tableau Add-In for PowerPivot Excel (64-bit) 6.06.17.08.08.1 Tableau 7.0.7 adds support for connecting to PowerPivot 2012. The 7.0 Add-In listed here can be used with both PowerPivot 2012 and 2010. Learn more about Choosing the Correct Add-In and Driver for PowerPivot.
Teradata 4.1 and later (desktop & server) Link to the Teradata website. Select ODBC then the appropriate driver for your versions of Teradata and Windows.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Teradata OLAP 8.0.3 and later Contact your Teradata account team.
Vertica 4.1 and later (desktop & server) Links to the Vertica website where a login is required. Contact your Vertica account manager for access. Learn more about Choosing the Correct Vertica Driver.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.
Vectorwise 7.0 and later (desktop & server) Links to the Vectorwise website where a login is required. Contact your Vectorwise account manager for access.
NOTE: Tableau software only supports 32bit at this time.



Note: Some drivers install into a directory that is specific to the version of Tableau you are using. Drivers marked for all versions are installed outside of the versioned directories so they can be used for all versions of both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

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