Tableau is a popular analytics platform that helps you gain greater intelligence about your business. It is an ideal tool for visualizing data stored in Timescale.

Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • Created a Timescale service.
  • Signed up for Tableau.
  • Downloaded the cheatsheet when you created the service. This sheet contains the connection details for the database you want to use as a data source.
  1. In your web browser, open your Tableau Cloud dashboard using the username and password you set when you signed up.
  2. In the Tableau dashboard, click the New dropdown, and select Virtual Connection.
  3. In the New Virtual Connection page, search for PostgreSQL, and select it.
  4. Configure the virtual connection using your connection details:
    • In the Server field, type the hostname of your database.
    • In the Port field, type the port number for your connection.
    • In the Database field, type tsdb.
    • In the Username field, type tsdbadmin, or another privileged user.
    • In the Password field, type the password.
    • Check the Require SSL checkbox.
  5. Click Sign in to connect your database.


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