Introducing SQL for Tableau CRM (Beta)

SQL for Tableau CRM is a query language that lets you execute queries against your Tableau CRM datasets. Structured Query Language (SQL) is typically used for working with data stored in relational databases. Tableau CRM uses the ANSI SQL interface to access Tableau CRM’s fast in-memory data store. It has native support of Salesforce features used in Tableau CRM, including sharing inheritance and custom fiscal calendars. In this release, there’s added support for link widgets, receiving faceting, and adding multiple datasets to a SQL query.

Where: This change applies to Tableau CRM in Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic. Tableau CRM is available in Developer Edition and for an extra cost in Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions.



As a beta feature, SQL for Tableau CRM is a preview and isn’t part of the “Services” under your master subscription agreement with Salesforce. Use this feature at your sole discretion, and make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features. Salesforce doesn’t guarantee general availability of this feature within any particular time frame or at all, and we can discontinue it at any time. This feature is for evaluation purposes only, not for production use. It’s offered as is and isn’t supported, and Salesforce has no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with it. All restrictions, Salesforce reservation of rights, obligations concerning the Services, and terms for related Non-Salesforce Applications and Content apply equally to your use of this feature. You can provide feedback and suggestions for this feature in the Trailblazer Community.

Why: SQL for Tableau CRM supports these standard SQL features:

  • FROM
  • CASE statements


These features don’t support the full range of cases covered by ANSI SQL. Refer to each statement in the SQL for Tableau CRM Developer Guide for more information.

How: From Setup, in the Quick Find box, enter Analytics, and select Settings. To work with SQL in the query API, select Enable SQL for Tableau CRM datasets in the Query API (Beta). To work with SQL in the Explorer, also select Enable SQL for Tableau CRM datasets in the Explorer (Beta).

Settings to enable SQL for Tableau CRM