Error: "Tableau Data Engine message 49037 'no such table'" When Opening Workbook After Appending the Connected Data Source

Published: 03 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 03 Mar 2018


When a workbook is opened in Tableau Desktop or an extract refreshed on Tableau Server after adding a column to the data source, the following error occurs:  
"An error occurred while communicating with data source'...'/Tableau Data Engine Error: 49037: no such table [Tableau/Temp].[...]/ Unable to create extract"


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


Option 1

Clear the cache.
  • For Tableau Desktop on Windows: delete or move Users\AppData\Local\Tableau\Caching\TemporaryExtracts
  • For Tableau Desktop on Mac: delete or move ~Library/Caches/com.tableau.Caching/TemporaryExtracts
  • For Tableau Server, On the computer running Tableau Server, open a command prompt as an administrator and issue the following commands:
    • tabadmin stop
    • tabadmin clearcache
    • tabadmin config
    • tabadmin start

Option 2

  1. Save the data source containing the added column as a new file.
  2. Replace Data Source in Tableau Desktop and select the new file for the new data source.
  3. If needed, republish the workbook to Tableau Server.


The structure of the data source that Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server is using does not match the data source containing the additional column. This error is more likely to occur with a .twbx (packaged workbook).


Additional Information

Data extracts are columnar, so when refreshing an extract rows may be added, but not entirely new columns.
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