2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2014 12:20 PM by Eric Howard

    How to connect to SQL Server Compact from Tableau Desktop

    Venkatesh Ramakrishnan

      How to connect from Tableau Desktop to SQL Server Compact 4.0?


      In prior years, I use to generate extracts of business data as MDB (Access).

      We used MDAC components to generate the mdb files.


      As per Microsoft Data Access Roadmap, MDAC components are not longer the future (this is old news).

      SQL Server Compact is the recommended way forward for such needs.


      But, so far, I could not find a way to connect to SQL Server Compact database from Tableau.

      Can I?

      If so how can I?


      Thanks in adv