What should I enter in the Server name field ? Will it be the ip address of the machine that hosts mysql database? That is 192.168.0.8
Even if that is the case, I get the following error "An error occured while communicating to the mysql database"
So the drivers are installed.
Are you able to connect to MySQL machine from that server using a simple Java / .NET / Ruby / Python program?
You can try connecting to the MySQL database using any DBA tool (MySQL workbench or any MySQL connectivity tool) just to check if the server is reachable from your machine.
I installed a MySQL workbench on my windows laptop. I executed grant command on the linux machine that holds mysql. When I try to connect from my workbench, I get the following error message "Can't connect to MySQL server on 192.168.0.8' (10061). I have also stopped my firewall. No luck so far.
This may not be the question for Tableau Forum as there is connectivity issue.
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