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Error "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified" Connecting to SAP HANA


Published: 18 Aug 2017
Last Modified Date: 22 Aug 2017

Issue

When trying to connect to SAP HANA Database in Tableau Desktop, the following error occurs:
 
An error occurred while communicating with SAP HANA Database.
Download and install the drivers, and then connect.
Detailed Error Message:
[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows
  • SAP HANA

Resolution

Sign in to the SAP Software Download Center to get SAP HANA Client. Installing the client also installs the required drivers.

If you do not have login credentials, contact your SAP administrator for help getting the client.

Cause

Missing drivers.
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