It turns out that the individual who questioned me was struggling, unfortunately. The resolution was that he wasn’t including the instance name as part of the connection.
In order to help business users to connect Tableau to the tabular model, I have included a brief video on how to achieve connectivity between Tableau and the Tabular model.
The video does include my Scottish accent, so please feel free to turn down the volume!
The link to the video is here:
I’m blogging this on my iPad so please excuse that I haven’t inserted the video itself! I will do this when I am back online properly. I am on holiday just now, but thought it worthwhile just to get the information out to help the individual ASAP
Update 8th April: video inserted 🙂 enjoy