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  • Prerequisites
  • Procedure

This page describes how to connect to Atlas Data Federation with Tableau using the Tableau Named Connector.

  • A federated database instance that is mapped to one or more data stores.

    Note

    If some or all of your data comes from an Atlas cluster, you must use MongoDB version 5.0 or greater for that cluster to take advantage of Atlas SQL.

  • Tableau Desktop or Server.

The following procedure guides you through installing the necessary tools, finding your federated database instance connection information, and connecting to your federated database instance with Tableau.

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  1. Download the latest MongoDB JDBC Driver version. Select the all.jar file, which includes necessary driver classes and dependencies.

  2. Move the downloaded .jar file into the appropriate directory for your operating system:

    Operating System
    Folder Path
    Windows
    C:\Program Files\Tableau\Drivers
    MacOS
    ~/Library/Tableau/Drivers
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  1. Download the Taco file.

  2. Move the downloaded Taco file into the appropriate directory for your operating system:

    Operating System
    Folder Path
    Windows
    C:\Documents\My Tableau Repository\Connectors
    MacOS
    ~/Documents/My Tableau Repository/Connectors

Important

Updating Your Connector

If you download a new version of the Tableau Named Connector, delete the old Tableau Named Connector file from your Connectors directory to ensure that Tableau uses the latest version.

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In Atlas, select Data Federation from the left navigation panel.

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Atlas Data Federation provides a connection string to connect to your federated database instance. You'll need this in a later step.

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A connection modal displays.

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Enter the following information:

MongoDB URI
Database
Your virtual database name.
Username
The MongoDB user to connect with.
Password
The MongoDB user's password.

Tip

If you created your first virtual database during this tutorial, your database's name is Database0. Otherwise, find your virtual database's name in your Atlas SQL federated database instance interface under the Data Federation tab.

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