Unable to Connect to Oracle OBIEE

Published: 23 Sep 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Jul 2020


Unable to connect to Oracle OBIEE from Tableau Desktop.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep Builder
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).


Use one of the following workarounds:
  • Follow the steps in Tableau and ODBC.
  • Connect to the Oracle database used by OBIEE. For more information, see Oracle in Tableau Help.


Oracle OBIEE is not a supported data source. 

Additional Information

  • When using the generic ODBC data connection with an unsupported data source, success often varies and full compatibility with Tableau features cannot be guaranteed.
  • Some users have successfully connected to Oracle OBIEE from Tableau Desktop. For more information, see How to connect to Oracle BI server using ODBC in the Tableau Community Forum.

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