Published: 30 Oct 2017 Last Modified Date: 21 Aug 2020
When attempting to connect Tableau Desktop to SAP BW 7.4, receives errors which may include:
"0x80040E4D: Authorization Failed"
SAP BW 7.4
SAP BW 7.4 uses a new connection information storage instead of saplogon.ini, which is SAPUILandscape.xml. In order for Tableau to recognize this and log onto SAP BW 7.4 properly, it requires a newer version of the driver (18.104.22.168 and above):
Download and install newest SAP BW driver.
Older drivers (pre 22.214.171.124) do not support using SAPUILandscape.xml for SAP connections.
The SAP BW driver must also match the bitness of the Tableau Desktop installation. If there are multiple versions installed, the driver will default to the 32-bit version. Make sure that the correct driver, in the correct bitness, is present, and there are no extra SAP BW drivers.