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Install BI Connector on Windows

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  • Prerequisites
  • MongoDB User Permissions
  • Install the BI Connector


The MongoDB Connector for BI and associated utilities are compatible with all currently supported MongoDB server versions.

To set up MongoDB Connector for BI with a business intelligence tool such as Tableau, follow the steps on this page.

If your MongoDB instance uses authentication, your BI Connector instance must also use authentication. The user that connects to MongoDB via the mongosqld program must have permission to read from all the namespaces you wish to sample data from.

For more details about MongoDB user permissions in BI Connector, see User Permissions for Cached Sampling.


Download the BI Connector from the MongoDB Download Center.

  1. Run the downloaded .msi file.

  2. Follow the wizard instructions to install the files. The binaries install into a bin directory inside the installation directory.

    If a prior version exists, you might need to configure your system services to launch the new installation. You can delete the old binaries.

New in version 2.9.

To help you get started, a sample mongosqld configuration file named example-mongosqld-config.yml is included with the installation package. To learn how to start BI Connector with a configuration file, refer to the mongosqld documentation section on the Configuration File.

You are now ready to launch the BI Connector. The following guide contains detailed information on BI Connector configuration, schema generation, and launch options:

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