4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2018 5:25 AM by Ken Flerlage

    Reading dbase file using Tableau desktop 2018.1.0

    Zhuowen Zhou

      Hi all,

       

      I am looking for ways to read dbf files using tableau and encountered the following problem.

       

      I created a ODBC connection using dBASE driver, selected the directory where the dbf I want to load is. In tableau I chose that ODBC as DSN. I can see the tables correctly but once dropping tables in, there is error message (see image) :

       

      "An error occurred while communicating with Other Databases (ODBC).

      Unable to connect to the server. Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.
      [Microsoft][ODBC dBASE Driver]Optional feature not implemented
      The table "my table" does not exist."

       

      Any village elderlies may be able to guide me to what went wrong? I am fairly new to ODBC connection stuff so apology if my terminology is off. Any help is appreciated.

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      Thanks!