Connecting to JSON Formatted Data

Published: 28 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 12 Nov 2015


How to connect Tableau Desktop to JSON formatted data.


Tableau Desktop


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.1 or later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop. The new Web Data Connector introduced in 9.1 can connect to JSON data that is accessible by HTTP.

Option 2

Use one of the following workarounds:
  • Use third-party software to convert JSON formatted data to CSV or another supported data source. 
  • Connect from Tableau Desktop to third-party software that is capable of connecting to JSON data, such as Splunk, Alteryx, Redshift, or Cisco Composite.
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