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Connect Tableau Server on Linux to Databricks


Published: 24 Aug 2022
Last Modified Date: 25 Aug 2022

Question

How to connect Tableau Server on Linux to Databricks?

Environment

  • Tableau Server 2021.1.13
  • Databricks

Answer

  1. Download the ODBC driver version 2.6.4 or later for your environment from the Databricks website.
  2. Follow the installation instructions on the Databricks website:

Install the ODBC driver.

RPM package: sudo yum --nogpgcheck localinstall simbaspark_<version>.rpm
DEB package: sudo dpkg -i simbaspark_<version>.deb

The installation directory is /opt/simba/spark.

Edit /etc/odbcinst.ini to include the following:

[Simba Spark ODBC Driver 64-bit]
Description=Simba Spark ODBC Driver (64-bit)
Driver=/opt/simba/spark/lib/64/libsparkodbc_sb64.so
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