Businesses have a lot of data in spreadsheets and add a destination of .hyper to the delivery would be easier than going the ODBC connection DB query route.
You can catalog the excel spreadsheet, so all that needs to be added is a destination of Tableau Server, .hyper format.
See ticket for more details https://help.infosol.com/support/tickets/6542
This will be a very useful feature for our business too. Can this be prioritized ?