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Unavailable Data Sources in Tableau Personal


Published: 25 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 26 Jun 2017

Issue

The options to connect to many data sources in Tableau Desktop are unavailable (gray).
 

Environment

Tableau Desktop Personal Edition

Resolution

Upgrade the license key to Tableau Desktop Professional Edition.

Cause

Tableau Desktop Personal Edition only allows connections to the following types of data sources: 
  • Microsoft Access 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Text file (.csv)
  • Tableau data extracts 
  • OData 
  • Windows Azure Marketplace Datamarket 
Other types of data sources which are available in Tableau Desktop Professional are displayed but disabled (greyed out) in Tableau Desktop Personal.

Additional Information

To verify which edition you have, open Tableau Desktop, and select Help > About Tableau​.
 
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