Unable to Connect to Web Data Connectors in Tableau Prep

Published: 11 May 2018
Last Modified Date: 27 Feb 2020


Unable to use WDCs to connect to your data from Tableau Prep. 


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To work around the issue, create a connection via the Web Data Connector in Tableau Desktop. Then, use the resulting extract as an input step in Tableau Prep.  


This functionality is not currently built into Tableau Prep.

Additional Information

Tableau Desktop's Web Data Connector can be used to connect to almost any data accessible over HTTP including internal web services, JSON data, and REST APIs.

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future version of Tableau Prep, please vote up the following Idea in our Community: Web Data Connector for Tableau Prep.

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