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Microsoft Planner Tableau Connector

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



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

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

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

Connect to Microsoft Planner in Tableau

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

You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. Below are the minimum connection properties required to connect.

  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.
  • Tenant (optional): Set this if you wish to authenticate to a different tenant than your default. This is required to work with an organization not on your default Tenant.

When you connect the Driver opens the MS Planner OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the Driver. The Driver then completes the OAuth process.

  1. Extracts the access token from the callback URL and authenticates requests.
  2. Obtains a new access token when the old one expires.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

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