Error "An error while communicating with <Database Name>: Missing password" Switching Between Data Sources

Published: 30 Sep 2016
Last Modified Date: 02 Dec 2016


When switching between Data Sources in the Data Source tab, the following error occurs: 
An error while communicating with <Database Name>: Missing password


Tableau Desktop 10.0


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.0.3. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2

  1. Click on a worksheet that uses as its data source the data source that is to be edited.
  2. Click on the Data Source tab.


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 570025) that has been fixed in a later version of the product. 
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