Tableau HyperFile Connection

Tableau Hyperfile is a proprietary file format for high performance data input into the data visualization software Tableau. With this connection type, a file in the .hyper format can be specified. Jedox Integrator currently supports Tableau 10.5 and later.

For this connection a Tableau Connector License is required.

Notes:

  • To use this component, the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 has to be installed on the system where Jedox is running. Tableau SDK and Tableau Extract API must be downloaded and unzipped, and the respective file path of the bin folders must be added to the system “path” variable. Please refer to Tableau’s documentation.
  • Existing TDE file connections will be automatically migrated to TableauHyperFile connections, but the file extension must be manually changed from *.tde to *.hyper.
  • Logs can be read by adding environment variables TAB_SDK_LOGDIR and TAB_SDK_TMPDIR to the desired paths, if desired.

See also Tableau Server Connection and Tableau Load.

Main Settings

Database:

The .hyper file can be given as:

  • A filename with an absolute path on the file system of the server, e.g.  C:\Users\xyz\Sample.hyper
  • A filename with relative path to the data directory of the Jedox Integrator Installation (default: .\tomcat\webapps\etlserver\data\files)
    Example: …\samples\Sample.hyper
  • A file residing on a network drive (see instructions in article Accessing Network Files).
    Example: //net1/Sample.hyper