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Error "An Error Occurred While Communicating With The Data Source. Unable to connect to the server." Connecting to PostgreSQL


Published: 10 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 11 Jan 2017

Issue

When you try to connect to PostgreSQL, the following error occurs:
An Error Occurred While Communicating With The Data Source. Unable to connect to the server. Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • PostgreSQL

Cause

PostrgreSQL database was not set up to allow remote connections. 
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