This is the documentation for Cloudera Connector for Tableau 7.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at

Driver Installation and Configuration for Windows

The Windows version of this driver is supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

  1. Download the driver from the Cloudera downloads site (see the Cloudera ODBC Connectors downloads page).
  2. Run the downloaded .exe file to invoke the installation wizard. You will need to accept the license agreement, and accept or modify the installation location. The driver currently comes only in a 32-bit version, but can also run on a 64-bit system.
  Note: You can perform a silent (non-interactive) installation by running the install executable as <Install_exe> /S /D="<Dir_to_install>". For example: ClouderaHiveODBCSetup_v1_00.exe /S /D="C:\Program Files (x86)\Hive ODBC" will install the driver and the uninstall script in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Hive ODBC directory. The license is accepted automatically in this mode.
  1. Open Tableau Desktop and then select Data > Connect to Data > Cloudera Hadoop.
  2. In the Hadoop Hive Connection dialog box, fill in the information, select the appropriate options, and then click OK.

The installation is now complete.

  Important: To connect Impala to your Kerberos-secured CDH clusters, contact your Tableau account representative for an updated Tableau Data-connection Customization (TDC) file. The updated TDC file will override the Tableau connection settings to set specific parameters on the connection string that are required for a secure connection.

Uninstalling the Driver

The uninstall script is placed in the installation directory (by default, C:\Program Files (x86)\Hive ODBC). To uninstall the driver, run <install_directory>/uninstall.exe. To uninstall silently, add the /S option (<install_directory>/uninstall.exe /S).