Ok, this one seems obvious. However, since I am writing about it, you can guess, that it’s not.
The guidance I would like to give you is to utilize the Tableau provided connectors in cases where it exists. For some of you data-savvy folks, you might have a very good understanding of ODBC connectors and in many cases, you might already have ODBC setup on your machines to connect.
We highly recommend utilizing the option that Tableau provides when you click on the name of the vendor
So, in the example of Oracle, we would want you to use the “Oracle” option and NOT THE “ODBC” option