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It's not that simple, unfortunately. First, the connector is only available in later versions of Tableau. It's definitely not available in 9. Second, the MongoDB BI Connector is part of Mongo's Enterprise Advanced product and is not available in their open source product. Thus you'd have to purchase Enterprise Advanced, install, and configure the connector. In the end, it just relationalizes MongoDB data, making it look and act like MySQL. That being said, if you were to get the BI connector up and running, you'd be able to connect Tableau 9.0.1 to it by simply connecting to it via MySQL. It's all a bit confusing, but I've used it personally and it works brilliantly.
Ken - Thanks for the response. I am trying to get tableau connected to Mongo on mac and I have been trying to get the BI connector up and running. Is there an article which clearly explains the steps .
Ken - I have been using the link: Connect from Tableau Desktop — MongoDB Connector for BI 2.4 to get the connector running ,however I am not very sure the details that needs to be filled into the Tableau DataSource connection file.
To be more specific what needs to go in the "name" and "value" params in the customization tag is what I am not very sure about.
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' ?>
<connection-customization class='mongodb' version='7.7' enabled='true'>
<vendor name='mongodb' />
<driver name='mongodb' />
Thanks for all your help.
The BI Connector is a piece of middleware that must be installed before you can use it. We have it running on an entirely separate server, but theoretically, you could have it on your Mongo server. This is a require component before you'll be able to use the connector in Tableau (as far as I know).