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Error "[Simba][SqlServerODBC] (15) Failed to connect to the SQL Server instance: [28000]" Connecting to Azure SQL on Mac


Published: 06 Nov 2017
Last Modified Date: 07 Nov 2017

Issue

When trying to connect to a Microsoft Azure SQL data source from Tableau Desktop on a Mac computer, the following error may occur:
[Simba][SqlServerODBC] (15) Failed to connect to the SQL Server instance: [28000]: Login failed for user. Invalid username or password. This may indicate that the database name is incorrect.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Azure SQL

Resolution

Use SQL Authentication instead of Azure Active Directory Authentication.
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