Java compatibility with Tableau Desktop

Published: 08 Mar 2021
Last Modified Date: 24 Aug 2022


Is there any Java compatibility with Tableau Desktop that we need to aware of?


  • Tableau Desktop


  • The latest Java 8 version may be required when using the JDBC driver in Tableau Desktop 2020.2 or earlier.
For more information, please refer to our Driver Download
Choose your operating system, choose "OpenJDK 8 (LTS)", and choose "Hotspot". Then click Latest Release and follow the on-screen instructions to install.


Additional Information

  • The JDK will be automatically installed for Tableau Desktop 2020.3 or higher.
  • The JRE or SDK is not required to run Tableau Desktop.
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