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Error "0x80040E4D: Authorization failed" When Connecting to SAP BW


Published: 18 Feb 2016
Last Modified Date: 20 Jul 2016

Issue

When connecting to SAP BW in Tableau Desktop, the following error might occur:

0x80040E4D: Authorization failed.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

Resolution

If SAP is using default ports, ensure that ports 3200 and 3300 are open.
  • 3200 is the dispatcher port, used by SAP GUI (SAP Logon).
  • 3300 is the gateway port, used by any application that relies on the saplogon.ini file.
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