Splunk® ODBC Driver

Install and Use Splunk ODBC Driver

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Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk ODBC Driver

You must install the Splunk ODBC Driver on the machine in your environment that runs the application you want to use it with, whether that's Microsoft Excel, Tableau Desktop, or Microsoft Power BI (Microsoft Windows machines only). 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 machine is a supported configuration, you can use the Splunk ODBC Driver to connect to Splunk Enterprise running on any supported platform, including Mac OS X, RedHat and SUSE Linux 32/64-bit.

This screenshot shows an example of a distributed deployment where the Splunk ODBC driver is not installed on the computer that is running Splunk Enterprise.

Microsoft Windows user requirements

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

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019, downloadable from Microsoft's website. If you use the Splunk ODBC Driver with a 64-bit app such as the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Excel, install this x64 redistributable package from Microsoft's website.

macOS user requirements

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

  • Microsoft Excel users on macOS need to install an ODBC Driver Manager.

Platform and version requirements

Operating System versions ODBC Driver versions Compatible Splunk platform versions Compatible third-party technologies
Microsoft Windows (versions 8.1 and 10)

Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019

3.1.0(64bit) 7.3.x, 8.0.x Tableau Desktop versions 2019.4.x and higher (64bit)

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft 365 version (64bit)
Power BI versions 2.76.5678.x and higher (64bit)

Microsoft Windows (versions 8.1 and 10)

Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019

3.1.0 (32bit) 7.3.x, 8.0.x Tableau Desktop versions 10.4.x and higher (32bit, current)

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft 365 version (32bit)
Power BI versions 2.76.5678.x and higher (32bit)

macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 3.1.0 7.3.x, 8.0.x Tableau Desktop versions 10.4.x and higher (32bit, current)

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft 365 version (32bit)

macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 3.1.0 7.3.x, 8.0.x Tableau Desktop versions 10.4.x and higher (64bit, current)

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft 365 version (64bit)

The Splunk platform computer and the client computer can be the same computer.

Last modified on 14 December, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® ODBC Driver: 3.1.0


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