1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 12:16 PM by Michael Gillespie

    Tableau Online support for SAP BW

    Avishek Sarkar

      Hi ,

       

      We have Tableau Online latest version. Our source data is SAP BW.

       

      But after going through many posts I tend to understand that SAP BW extract is not supported on Tableau Online through Tableau Bridge.

       

      Please confirm if my knowledge is correct or if there are any ways I can connect my SAP BW source from Tableau Online using Tableau Bridge services.

       

      Thanks,

      Avishek

        • 1. Re: Tableau Online support for SAP BW
          Michael Gillespie

          Your understanding is correct.  Tableau Online cannot connect to a BW data source natively.  You'll have to put the data into some kind of intermediate data store for Tableau Bridge to use.

           

          Alternatively, you could use Tableau Server instead.  But that is usually a higher cost option (both up front and from a long-term maintenance perspective).

           

          Alteryx can connect to BW and output a TDE or Hyper file for Tableau to use, or populate a relational database with the extracted data.