Splunk® ODBC Driver

Install and Use Splunk ODBC Driver

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Installation Prerequisites

The Splunk ODBC Driver is currently available for Windows only.

You must install the Splunk ODBC Driver on the Windows PC that runs the application you want to use it with (Excel or Tableau). However, it does not need to be installed on the computer that is running Splunk Enterprise.

Though running the Splunk ODBC Driver and Splunk Enterprise on the same Windows PC is a supported configuration, you can use the Splunk ODBC Driver to connect to Splunk Enterprise running on any supported platform, including Linux, OS X, Solaris, and so on.


To install the Splunk ODBC Driver, you need the following components.

Splunk computer:

  • Splunk Enterprise 5 or later running on any supported operating system

Client computer (running Splunk ODBC Driver):

Important: The Splunk Enterprise computer and the client computer can be the same computer.

Release Notes
Install the Splunk ODBC Driver

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® ODBC Driver: 1.0, 1.0.1


Hello Jordan, We do have plans to support non-Windows operating systems, though the timing of the support has not been finalized. If you could share which OS you're working with, and which application (Excel? Tableau?), that would be a great help to us!

Jrevell splunk
August 15, 2014

When do you expect to support an OS other than Windows?

Jordansamuels hyatt
August 15, 2014

The Splunk ODBC Driver is supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and later Windows Server versions.

Mtevenan splunk
May 19, 2014

Whether this can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2? Which is Splunk Enterprise computer and the client computer.

May 19, 2014

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