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Connecting to Smartsheet Data Source from Tableau Online


Published: 18 Aug 2017
Last Modified Date: 03 Jan 2019

Question

How to connect to Smartsheet data sources from Tableau Online. 

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Smartsheet

Answer

Refresh Smartsheet extracts or connect live using Tableau Bridge. 
  1. Install the Smartsheet Tableau Connector on the computer you would like to connect to Smartsheets from.
  2. Follow the Smartsheet instructions to connect to Smartsheet using the Other Databases (ODBC) connector in Tableau Desktop. 
  3. Once connected, publish the live connection or extract to Tableau Online. See Use Tableau Bridge to Expand Data Freshness Options additional information. 

Additional Information

  • You can connect using your Smartsheet username and password, or using your username and an API Access Token from Smartsheet.  
  • Until a dedicated Tableau connector for Smartsheet is developed, limited support is available for connectivity issues encountered.

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