Visualize Live X-Cart Data in Tableau

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X-Cart Tableau Connector

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



Use the CData Tableau Connector for X-Cart and Tableau Desktop to visualize live X-Cart data.

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

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

Connect to X-Cart in Tableau

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

An API Key must be created for your XCart Installation. In order to obtain the API Key, you need to install and configure the REST API Module for your X-Cart installation.

  • Login to your X-Cart Installation. Click on My addons on the bottom of the left side-bar navigation panel.
  • Search for REST API Module. Install the Module.
  • After the module has been installed, you need to set it up.
    • Go to the Settings section for the REST API Module.
    • On the settings page specify the API Key (only read)
  • Set the ApiKey and Url to the connection property to connect to data.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

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