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Unable to Use SAP HANA Variables and Input Parameters


Published: 22 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 21 Sep 2015

Issue

When you connect to SAP HANA from Tableau Desktop, variables and input parameters in the data source might not be recognized.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.1 and earlier versions
  • SAP HANA

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.2. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop and SAP HANA.

Option 2

Use the ODBC connection type. When using an ODBC connection, variables and input parameters might be available.

Important:  When using the generic ODBC data connection, success often varies and full compatibility with Tableau features cannot be guaranteed. See the following articles for additional information about the capabilities and limitations of connecting to unsupported data sources when using the generic ODBC data connection:

Cause

Support for SAP HANA variables and input parameters was added in Tableau Desktop 8.2.
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