Unable to Connect to SAS Statistical File

Published: 21 Jun 2013
Last Modified Date: 27 May 2016


Unable to connect to SAS (*.sas7bdat) file.


  • Tableau Desktop 8.3 and earlier versions
  • SAS statistical file


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.0 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2

Use one of the following workarounds:
  • Mirror the data source to a supported database format.
  • Export the data from SAS into a comma delimited file (CSV).
  • Use a data reshaping tool such as Alteryx or a script to create a file in a supported format.
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