Visualize Live SAP Business One Data in Tableau

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SAP Business One Tableau Connector

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



Use the CData Tableau Connector for SAP Business One and Tableau Desktop to visualize live SAP Business One data.

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

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

Connect to SAP Business One in Tableau

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

To authenticate to SAP Business One you must provide the Userand Passwordproperties.

To connect to data, specify Url. This is your SAP Business One Service Layer root URL.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

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