I am new to Tableau. I manage BI, data, visualizations, analytics related projects for my company. We use a myriad of tools for data, visualizations and analytics. Recently we purchased Tableau software for a specific purpose. I am trying to use Tableau desktop to connect to SAP BW. I always get the message "Reconnect to << My BW Instance>>?". (Error snippet attached) What is wrong with my installation? I am able to connect to my BW Server via SAP Logon 7.5, SAP Business Objects 4.2, SAP Business Objects Analysis for Excel plug-in etc., etc., I have opened a case with Tableau and I am curious if anyone on this forum has encountered this issue
We see the reconnect warning occasionally in Desktop but not necessarily with SAP BW. We've been connecting Tableau to BW for 5 years using SAP Logon 7.3. We are currently using Tableau 2018.1 but I just checked that 2018.3 seems to connect reliably the same way. We always pull extracts from BW, we never use live data from BW.