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Unavailable Data Sources in Tableau Personal


Published: 25 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 20 Apr 2018

Issue

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

Environment

Tableau Desktop Personal Edition

Resolution

Upgrade the license to Tableau Desktop Professional Edition.

Cause

Tableau Desktop Personal Edition only allows connections to the following types of data sources: 
  • Google Sheets
  • JSON
  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later (Windows only)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • OData
  • PDF
  • Spatial files
  • Statistical Files
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Text files
  • Web Data Connector

Additional Information

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