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Cannot connect to SAP BW from Tableau

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I am trying to connect to SAP BW (version 7.4) system from Tableau (version 9.2) and I am unable to do so as it is asking to download the driver.

I have tried searching for the drivers in SAP Market Place and I could not find any.

Has anyone tried connecting SAP BW system to Tableau or has downloaded the driver, please help me you.

Thank you in advance.

Arun.

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    Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 05:02 PM

    Hi All

    ODBO 64 Bit divers are installed and I was able to connect to the SAP BW system from Tableau. Though it is mentioned that 'OLE DB for OLAP provider' is a part of SAP GUI installation, that itself is not enough.

    We need to install this ODBO drivers separately to fix this issue and that is how I fixed it.

    Thank you all for your assistance and comments.

    Arun.

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  • Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 05:20 PM

    a. shouldn't you be asking this on tableu forums ?
    you're connecting non-sap app to SAP, its that vendor responcibility to provide materials to do that.

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  • Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    HI,

    it seems that you need the OLE DB driver that's part of SAPGUI Install ,hence the Marketplace link.

    Thanks

    Tony

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  • Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    To be more specific -you need the ODBO Driver from the marketplace.

    I am using BW7.4 With Tableau 9.3 (64 bit) .it works ok.

    Tony

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  • Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Arun,

    As Henry said,you will need an S Account to get the files.

    Thanks

    Tony

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    Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    What link the download drivers hyperlink ( in the error screen) is navigating to?Can you paste it here?

    --- Subbu

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  • Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:12 AM

    Arun,

    when you get the error message in Tableau "download and install drivers " click on it,

    goto "Business warehouse" and click on "connecting to SAP BW" .

    This link-to the tableau help - clearly states the required ODBO Files.

    Thanks

    Tony

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    Posted on Aug 03, 2016 at 06:41 AM

    Hi Arun,

    I have Tableau Desktop 9.3 version , SAP GUI 7.4 and SAP BW 7.4 SP 07.

    Can you please tell me which driver from the below image I need to install for Tableau and BW Connectivity .

    I can not see any drivers for SAP BW 7.4 and SP 07.

    The drivers available in sap market place are for SAP BW 7.3.

    Kindly guide me to proceed with respect to correct driver required for SAP BW 7.4 SP 07 and Tableau 9.3 and SAP GUI 7.4.

    Also please tell me Is it dependent on SAP GUI version also ?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Shruti Yendigeri


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