This example discusses how to connect Tableau to an OData data source.

  1. Select Data > Connect to Data to open the dialog box.
  2. Select OData.
  3. Follow the steps in the OData Connection dialog box to complete the connection.
    1. Step 1 – Select or enter a URL to the data you want to connect to. Click the link to find an OData data source on Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket.
    2. Step 2 – Enter authentication information.

      If necessary, enter authentication information. You can authenticate using your Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket account key or a username and password.

    3. Step 3 – Connect.

      If the connection is unsuccessful, verify that the URL and authentication information are correct. If the connection continues to fail, your computer is having trouble locating the server. Contact your network administrator or database administrator.

    4. Step 4– Give the connection a name for use in Tableau.

      Specify a unique name for the connection. The default name is automatically generated.

A completed Connection dialog box for OData is shown below.