Visualize Live Azure Table Data in Tableau

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Azure Tableau Connector

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



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

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

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live Azure Table data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with Azure Table and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing Azure Table data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to Azure Table 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 Azure Table. If you wish to connect to Azure Table data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to Azure Table in Tableau

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

Specify your AccessKey and your Account to connect. Set the Account property to the Storage Account Name and set AccessKey to one of the Access Keys. Either the Primary or Secondary Access Keys can be used. To obtain these values, navigate to the Storage Accounts blade in the Azure portal. You can obtain the access key by selecting your account and clicking Access Keys in the Settings section.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select AzureTables 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 Azure Table with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on Azure Table data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.