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Add a new data source in Tableau

To use the connector from Tableau Desktop or Tableau Public v.10+, select the Web Data Connector option under Connect > To a Server within your Tableau application.

In the window that opens, we're going to enter the web data connector URL.

The URL you enter here will depend on what type of import you would like to make. You have two options:

  1. Import all tables from a dataset or project

  2. Import a single table, file, or query result

Import an entire dataset
  1. Enter as the Web Data Connector URL.

  2. Press Enter

  3. Login with your credentials if prompted

  4. Enter the dataset URL or click Browse to scroll through your datasets or search the community (note that searches results are limited to 30 in the Web Data Connector)

  5. Click Select next to the dataset you'd like to import

  6. Click Connect to confirm you selection

  7. Depending on the size of the dataset, this import can take from a few seconds to a few minutes

Import a single file, table, or query result

Go to and navigate to the file or query you would like to open in Tableau. To the right of the Download link, click Open with Tableau (note: if you have multiple integrations enabled, you may have to click the dropdown menu here to choose Tableau)


Copy the URL from the new window that opens:


Returning to Tableau, paste the connector URL into the input box. Note that when you enter the URL, the input box disappears and moves to the URL field so you'll just need to hit Enter on your keyboard to load the next page.


By using the connector URL from the Open with Tableau window, the web data connector will be pre-populated with your dataset URL or query details:


If you'd like to bring in another dataset, you can go to Data > New Data Source and repeat the steps above.