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Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public by Matt Floyd, Ashley Ohmann

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The data sources that Tableau Public connects to

Tableau Public connects to four different data sources, namely Access, Excel, text file (CSV or TXT), and OData; the first two data sources are bundled with Microsoft Office (in most cases), and the second two are freely available to everyone, regardless of the operating system that they are using. Text files are the default source of origin for most of the data that we will discuss, and anyone can create and distribute them.

Tableau Public does not connect to enterprise tools such as Teradata, Oracle, or Hadoop, and it does not connect to SQL Server Management Studio, though it does connect to flat files' output from these tools and other Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) systems. SQL Server Management ...

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