4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 5, 2016 12:43 PM by Patrice Collette

    Tableau Desktop - An connection error to mysql server

    Tianyu Zheng



      I'm new to Tableau and I'm working on connecting Tableau Desktop to a mysql server.

      My Tableau Desktop version is 9.3.

      I can access mysql server successfully by phpmyadmin in my local PC and Tableau Desktop is installed in the same PC.

      There is always an error:

      [MySQL][ODBC 5.3(w) Driver]Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 0

      Unable to connect to the server "". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.



      Anybody can help?


      Thanks in advance!