Visualize Live Asana Data in Tableau

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Asana Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to Asana data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for Asana and Tableau Desktop to visualize live Asana data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for Asana, you can easily get access to live Asana data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to Asana in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live Asana data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with Asana and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing Asana data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to Asana data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for Asana. If you wish to connect to Asana data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to Asana in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "Asana by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

You can optionally set the following to refine the data returned from Asana.

  • WorkspaceId: Set this to the globally unique identifier (gid) associated with your Asana Workspace to only return projects from the specified workspace. To get your workspace id, navigate to https://app.asana.com/api/1.0/workspaces while logged into Asana. This displays a JSON object containing your workspace name and Id.
  • ProjectId: Set this to the globally unique identifier (gid) associated with your Asana Project to only return data mapped under the specified project. Project IDs can be found in the URL of your project's Overview page. This will be the numbers directly after /0/.

Connect Using OAuth Authentication

You must use OAuth to authenticate with Asana. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Asana using the browser. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select Asana from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for Asana with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on Asana data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.