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Locating /Library/JDBC Directory in Mac to Install the Athena Drivers for Tableau Prep


Published: 23 Sep 2019
Last Modified Date: 24 Sep 2019

Issue

When connecting to Amazon Athena, Tableau Prep running on Mac throws the following error:

 "An error occurred while communicating with Amazon Athena.
Downalod and install the drivers, and then connect.
Detailed error message
Java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver
IDP_ERR_JAVA_GENERIC".

 

 

 

Environment

  • Tableau Prep Builder 2019.2.x and later versions
  • Amazon Athena
  • Mac computers

Cause

JDBC driver (.jar file) was not copied to the /Library/JDBC directory.
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