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Connecting to SSL-Enabled Heroku PostgreSQL


Published: 30 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016

Issue

How to connect to an SSL-enabled Heroku PostgreSQL connection in Tableau Desktop.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Mac OS X
  • Heroku SSL Enabled Postgres

Resolution

Option 1

Import the data from the SSL-enabled Heroku PostgreSQL database into a supported data source.

Option 2

Use Tableau Desktop on a computer or virtual machine running Windows and connect using ODBC.

Cause

Tableau Desktop for Mac does not support ODBC connections.
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