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Error "[ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB] Invalid connection." Connecting to MS SQL Server


Published: 10 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 01 Sep 2015

Issue

When connecting to MS SQL Server, the following error might occur:

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB] Invalid connection.
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB] ConnectionOpen (Invalid Instance()).
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB] Invalid connection string attribute

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop
  • MS SQL Server

Cause

The correct drivers are not installed.
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