Splunk | Tableau Exchange


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The Splunk connector provides a smooth and easy way to connect to Splunk Enterprise over JDBC. The connector contains an embedded SQL Engine that pushes supported SQL operations to the data source and processes unsupported operations client-side:

  • Issue complex queries using SQL-92 compliant operations and clauses.
  • Leverage server-side data processing for supported operations.
  • Build new relationships and custom datasets.

The connector supports bulk extract operations, query push-down, client functions, aggregation and advanced TLS/SSL data encryption.

Version requirements for the connector – Tableau Version 2021.1


  1. Download the Connector file (.taco).
  2. Move the .taco file here:
    1. Desktop Windows: C:\Users\[YourUser]\Documents\My Tableau Repository\Connectors
    2. Desktop MacOS: /Users/[YourUser]/Documents/My Tableau Repository/Connectors
    3. Server Windows: C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server\data\tabsvc\vizqlserver\Connectors
    4. Server Linux: [Your Tableau Server Install Directory]/data/tabsvc/vizqlserver/Connectors
  3. Splunk JDBC Driver Installation:
    1. Go to the Driver Download page
    2. Download the JDBC .jar file and move it into the following directory:
      1. Desktop Windows: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Drivers
      2. Desktop MacOS: /Users/[YourUser]/Library/Tableau/Drivers
      3. Server Windows: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Drivers
      4. Server Linux: /opt/tableau/tableau_driver/jdbc
  4. Restart Tableau
  5. Go to Connect → To a Server and select Splunk (JDBC)

Tech Specifications

Works with
Tableau 2021.2 and later