Encoding Errors Exceed User-Defined Limit Connecting to Statistical File
Published: 10 Mar 2016
Last Modified Date: 26 Apr 2018
IssueWhen attempting to connect to a statistical file, the user receives the following error:
"The number of encoding errors exceeded the user-defined limit, execution will be stopped"
- Tableau Desktop
- Statistical File
ResolutionThe error encoding limit can be manually set using a TDC in Tableau Desktop 9.0.10+, 9.1.4+, or 9.2.2+ with the following customization:
<connection-customization class='stat-direct' enabled='true' version='9.0'>
<vendor name='stat-direct' />
<driver name='stat-direct' />
<customization name='encoding-error-limit' value='801' />
CauseEither characters in some of the records are invalid for the declared encoding, or the character encoding used is unsupported. For example, the Thai encoding TIS-620 does not have an encoding for a space, so any instances of spaces in a column declared as TIS-620 will throw an error. The default limit is 100.