Visualize Live Square Data in Tableau

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Square Tableau Connector

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



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

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

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

Connect to Square in Tableau

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

Square uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app with Square to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Additionally, you must specify the LocationId. You can retrieve the Ids for your Locations by querying the Locations table. Alternatively, you can set the LocationId in the search criteria of your query.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

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