Accessing the SQLite database can be fast and seamless by using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) solution. Providing full interoperability, the ODBC driver for SQLite allows you to access live SQLite data directly from Tableau. It enables you to retrieve data to Tableau databases, and review and modify these data right in this application.

SQLite Key Features

  • Open source
  • Low memory leakage problem
  • Support for multiple table types
  • Platform Independent

Tableau Key Features

  • Advanced Visualization
  • Easy Collaboration and Sharing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Mobile accessibility
SQLite and Tableau Key Features
Native Connectivity to SQLite

Direct Connection

Our data connector enables various ODBC-aware applications to establish a direct connection to SQLite via TCP/IP to eliminate the need for a SQLite client. A direct connection increases the speed of data transmission between Tableau and SQLite for real-time analytics. It streamlines the deployment process since there is no need to distribute any additional client-side software with the ODBC driver for SQLite.

What are some reasons to choose Devart ODBC Driver for SQLite?

Integration

Integration

The ODBC driver for SQLite is compatible with Microsoft Tableau allowing extraction of entire tables by executing SQL statements.

Platforms Variety

Platforms Variety

ODBC Driver for SQLite can be used with 32-bit and 64-bit applications on both x32 and x64 platforms, so there is no need to additionally configure the driver, applications, or environment.

Fully Unicode-Compliant Driver

Fully Unicode-Compliant Driver

With our fully Unicode-compliant driver, you can properly retrieve and modify any data in multilingual SQLite databases, regardless of their character set: Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Chinese, etc., and in any language environment.

How to Download, Install, and Configure the ODBC Driver for SQLite?

Download the driver. Run the installer and follow the instructions in the wizard.
Activate the driver in ODBC Administrator. In the System DSN tab, click the Add button and select the needed driver. Click Finish.
To configure the DSN In the ODBC Data Source Administrator, move to the System DSN tab and select the installed ODBC driver. Click Add. In the appeared Create New Data Source dialog, insert the database connection data. You may test the connectivity by clicking the Test Connection button. To save the DSN, click Ok.
Tools

To install and configure an ODBC driver for SQLite on macOS, download first the PKG file from the Devart website. Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions in the wizard. After installing the driver, run the 64-bit or 86-bit iODBC utility, find the needed driver, and click Configure. In the dialog box that appears, specify the required connection settings and click OK. To establish a connection to the data source, click Test.

macos
Installation of ODBC driver on Ubuntu is carried out from the DEB package. Download the package that matches the bitness of your operating system.
Then open the folder with the downloaded package, double-click the DEB package, and click Install.
Open the Terminal and install the driver by using the following command.
If you use CentOC, you need to download the RPM package of the corresponding bitness.
After that, open the ‘Konsole’ and navigate to the folder with the downloaded package specifying the path to the folder as a parameter of the cd command. Then, install the driver by using the following commands.
Gui installation

To install the devartodbcsqlite_i386.deb on a 32-bit system, use:

use sudo dpkg -i devartodbcsqlite_i386.deb

To install the devartodbcsqlite_amd64.deb on a 64-bit system, use:

sudo dpkg -i devartodbcsqlite_amd64.deb

For more detailed information about installing and configuring an ODBC driver for SQLite on Ubuntu, go to the documentation.

cd ~/Downloads/

To install the devart-odbc-sqlite.i386.rpm on a 32-bit system, use:

sudo -rpm -ivh devart-odbc-sqlite.i386.rpm

To install the devart-odbc-sqlite.x86_64.rpm on a 64-bit system, use:

sudo rpm -ivh devart-odbc-sqlite.x86_64.rpm

For more detailed information about installing and configuring an ODBC driver for SQLite on Centos, go to the documentation.

How to Import SQLite Data to Tableau

Open Tableau, select Other Database (ODBC) option in To a Server section.
Decide, whether you want to use a previously created DSN, or use another Driver with some other credentials. For our purposes, we choose the DSN from the corresponding dropdown, which we've previously created and properly set-up.
After selecting the DSN, click Connect button. You data will be automatically pre-populated. Proceed to Sign In button that leads to the next step.
Enter the table name you are going to use. Leave it empty and submit, if you want to load all available options. Click Load button to proceed.
Select the tables and alternate the data in them any way you prefer.
Tools

Advantages of Connectivity to SQLite from Tableau via ODBC Driver

Secure Connection

Secure Connection

Every operation with SQLite becomes significantly faster using such capabilities of our driver as local data caching, connection pooling, and much more.

Tableau - Connecting to a Variety of Data Sources

Tableau - Connecting to a Variety of Data Sources

Tableau provides an ubiquitos number of options for database connections. More so, you can integrate your databases with existing software fast and without worrying much about compatibility issues.

Database Powerhouse

Database Powerhouse

You can see all your data sources in one, convenient place, and digest even the biggest data you can bring to your table(s) - it is able to display literally millions of data specks in a single visualization.

Simple SQL Querying on Tableau Files

Simple SQL Querying on Tableau Files

Microsoft Tableau processes SQL through its SQL dialect. Using ODBC connection, it is simple to execute different SQL queries to retrieve entire tables or specific columns from Tableau, filter data, formate data, numbers, etc.

Cost-Effective Deployment

Cost-Effective Deployment

Installing the driver is easy with the standalone installation file. There is no need in deploying and configuring any additional software which results in a reduction in deployment costs.

Tableau - Collaboration and Sharing

Tableau - Collaboration and Sharing

Share your workbook, dashboard, commentaries or even smallest insights via Tableau Server or Tableau Online to your colleagues and clients. Everything you share doesn't need to be static and boring - you can make it interactive, engaging thing for your viewers and colloborators.

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