Live Connection between Tableau and Qualtrics

RahulRahul GurgaonCommunity Member Qubie ✭

Live Connection between Tableau and Qualtrics


Is there a way I can create a live connection between qualtrics and tableau so that the responses start flowing to my dashboard as and when survey is submitted?

Your help is greatly appreciated.



Best Answer

  • EmilyEmily Provo, UT Administrator
    edited July 2018 Accepted Answer

    Hi @Rahul and @aslatton! This is actually possible to do if you have the version of Tableau called Tableau Server. Note that some users are able to set up Tableau Server using our powershell script. However, since if that doesn’t appear to be working for you, below is how to set-up your Tableau Server manually (not needed for non-Server Tableau customers):

    1. We’re essentially going to be walking through the import method listed on Tableau’s website:
    2. Download the following .zip file at:
    3. Extract the .zip file to your Tableau server machine: e.g. C:\QualtricsWebDataConnector
    4. Open a command prompt and navigate to your Tableau Server installation directory: cd C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\10.0\bin NOTE: Replace the previous path with the directory where your Tableau Server installation is located.
    5. Let's first see what connectors are currently installed by typing: tabadmin list_webdataconnector --urls
    6. If you don’t see “qualtrics_wdc.htm” in the list, then we need to install the Qualtrics Web Data Connector.
    7. In the same powershell window, import the web data connector: Tabadmin import_webdataconnector “C:\QualtricsWebDataConnector\qualtrics_wdc.htm” --overwrite NOTE: Instead of C:\QualtricsWebDataConnector, use the directory where you unzipped the files from step #2.
    8. You’re done! Now try it out.

    If you need further assistance with your setup, I recommend reaching out to our Support Team!


  • Mohammedali_Rajapakar_UgamMohammedali_Rajapakar_Ugam Mumbai - IndiaUnconfirmed, Qualtrics Partner Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
  • RahulRahul GurgaonCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    Thanks you Mohammedali. I have seen this earlier and followed the steps. This doesn't help create a live connection between Qualtrics and Tableau.
    As I mentioned in my post, I would like to set up a love connection so that as and when responses are submitted they reflect in the tableau dashboard.

  • aslattonaslatton Community Member Qubie ✭

    Hello, I would also like an answer to this. Qualtrics connections are defaulting to extract only, but I'm more interested in creating a live connection. The link provided does not answer this.

  • AMLSAMLS San AntonioCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    Hello-New Tableau integration user. We also need to be able to have a LIVE data connector (not extract) for tableau server. What is the suggested way to have the extract refreshed if using the tableau web data connector. Seems this question has been unanswered for a while.

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