IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Clients

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Create a real IDS driver for Tableau

Hi,


my customer is a long haul IDS customer who loves it. A few years ago, his team fell in love with Tableau, which resolved many business cases for his company.

Unfortunately, after getting more and more demanding with Tableau functionality, and considering that he had to use the generic Informix ODBC driver, he had some issues caused by limitations of the ODBC Driver.

Result is that he will not be able to resolve his requirements with Tableau on Informix ODBC and he is seriously considering giving up Informix to solve them, and migrate to sqlServer.

So the new idea is to consider buillding a real Driver for Informix on Tableau, instead of having to use a generic ODBC driver which is full of limitations.


To be honest, it is a real frustration to see in Tableau's supported drivers like 50 or more DBMS brands with their tableau driver, and Informix being brilliantly absent of this list...

  • Guest
  • Apr 28 2021
  • Under Review
Who would benefit from this IDEA? any Tableau user that wants to use real features of Tableau, not some simple stuff.
Priority Justification Customer gonna buy MS SQLSERVER licences due to absence of Informix driver
How should it work?

Collaborate with Tableau so that they propose a real Informix driver on Tableau

Idea Priority High

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