What version of Tableau are you using?
What is the version of Spark SQL in use? Is it version 1.2.1 or later?
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If you continue to have issues, please create a support ticket at https://support.tableau.com
Thanks Patrick. I'm using Tableau 10.2.2 on Windows 10 Pro, with the most up-to-date ODBC driver from Simba (May 23 2017). I will be using Spark on AWS EMR - but for this issue the Spark version doesn't matter because I am getting an error in Tableau when I click on the "Spark SQL" link. I can't get to the Tableau interface that allows me to put authentication credentials.
I have sent a ticket to Simba, the company that issues the ODBC driver. I will send a ticket to Tableau support if Simba can't help.
Here is a short video of the issue - 2.5 minutes. You could probably play at 1.5X or 2X speed to get through it quicker.