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Error "The IBM PDA (Netezza) connection type is not supported on Linux" Connecting Live to Netezza Using Tableau Bridge


Published: 25 Jun 2019
Last Modified Date: 26 Jun 2019

Issue

When attempting to connect live to Netezza using Tableau Bridge, the following error message occurs: 

The IBM PDA (Netezza) connection type is not supported on Linux

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Bridge
  • Netezza

Resolution

To work around the issue, try the below options. 

Option 1 Connect to the Netezza database using the generic ODBC connector and publish it to Tableau Online. 

Option 2 Create an extract of the connection, publish it and schedule it to refresh using Tableau Bridge. 

Cause

Netezza is not supported on Linux servers which is required for live connections using Tableau Bridge. 
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