I will raise this thread to the Product Management team of Tableau to see if we can provide some additional information on the roadmap for OData support.
If you find some ideas that capture the desired added functionality please upvote it. The development team does review the ideas for each release planning cycle.
Hope this helps!
Thank you for raising this thread to the team. Even if there is nothing planned it would be good to know. I'll start looking into the ideas as well.
Thanks Edward/Patrick, this is exactly what we need to see happening sooner than later - Odata is the ultimate way to make data exchange over the web easy and some of Tableau's competitors handle this very well. As a product manager for a B2B software company I can tell the protocol is quite a revolution compared to traditional methods and it's really unexpected to realize Tableau doesn't capitalize on it. Companies are looking for BI tools that can connect easily to their data and Odata is by far the most user friendly manner i've seen out there.
Especially, when implementing OData v4, do please support JSON instead of soon-to-be deprecated ATOM (as discussed in Support of OData v4 ).
The document What’s New in OData Version 4.01 writes:
7 Pruned: OData Atom Format
The Atom format has very little adoption. It’s going to be deprecated and hasn’t been updated to reflect the new 4.01 features.
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Many thanks to Edward Zents and others here. The current OData connector limitations are something we're painfully aware of and intend to improve. But to make sure I set the right expectations, I can only commit to this being on our long-term roadmap. Thank you for your feedback.
Senior Product Manager
I too was quite disappointed to find out afterwards that the Odata is not well supported in Tableau (no joins only blends), especially since it is my main means of data input. We have had to set up a Microsoft SQL server just to be able to join serveral odata feeds into 1 feed so it becomes more workable in Tableau and that we are able to do incremental refreshes. Some of our clients use Big Query to establish the same.
I think we would also be helped a lot if Prep would be able to handle Odata