BI Connector's Filter option helps in quicker search and faster access minimizing the waiting time for loading OBIEE SubjectArea / Reports  in Tableau. 


Filter text box in BI Connector UI, is used to filter the list of OBIEE SubjectArea / Reports. 

Step 1: Open ODBC Administrator and select the DSN configured for to use BI Connector. 

Step 2: In the Filter text box, enter the part or full name of the OBIEE Subject Area/Report with which you want to connect to in Tableau as shown below and click OK.

If you want to give more than one filter criteria, enter all of them separated with commas. Eg: test, sample, union

Step 3: Open Tableau and connect to Other Databases (ODBC) using the above same DSN.

Step 4: Select Database and then select the search option (search lens) in Schema drop down box. OBIEE Subject Areas/Reports name which contains the text that is entered in Filter text box at Step 2 only will be listed.

By this way, you can quickly access to OBIEE Subject Area / Reports in Tableau. Also, using Preload Metadata feature will help in still more faster access.


  • If you want to change the filter criteria, you need to follow the above steps again from Step 1.
  • You can also use " * ", if you want to get the complete list of schema.
  • Filter text doesn't apply for preloading metadata. Despite of filter text, all the data source list will be loaded in cache.

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