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Error: "An unexpected Internal provider error occurred" When Connecting to SAP BW


Published: 21 Aug 2015
Last Modified Date: 31 Aug 2017

Issue

When attempting to connect to SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse from Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:

Database error 0x80004005: An unexpected internal provider error occurred.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

Resolution

Work with your SAP Admin to set the necessary permissions to your account (i.e. T-codes).

Cause

The SAP BW user does not have the required access privileges.
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