Unable to Connect to OData v4 using Tableau Desktop

Published: 07 Mar 2016
Last Modified Date: 05 Feb 2018


When connecting to an OData v4 data source using the OData connector, an unexpected error is being returned:

"Bad ODATA Format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a Valid ODATA Source"


  • Tableau Desktop
  • OData V4


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.5 or later versions. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help. 

Option 2

Extract the data using some other method. Potentially there is some sort of ODBC driver to connect to OData v4.


The ability to connect to OData v4 data sources using the OData connector has been added to Tableau Desktop 10.5.
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