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Visualize Live PostgreSQL Data in Tableau

Use CData Tableau Connectors and Tableau Desktop to visualize live PostgreSQL data.

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

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

Connect to PostgreSQL in Tableau

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

To connect to PostgreSQL, set the Server, Port (the default port is 5432), and Database connection properties and set the User and Password you wish to use to authenticate to the server. If the Database property is not specified, the data provider connects to the user's default database.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

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