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Error "Could not connect to server" Testing Connection in Edit Connection Dialog Box


Published: 13 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 13 Feb 2018

Issue

 When testing a connection in an Edit Connection dialog box, the following error may occur:
Could not connect to server

Environment

  • Tableau Server 10.4.1
  • MS SQL Server

Resolution

Verify that the Tableau Server user editing the connection has the site role of Server Administrator, Site Administrator, or Publisher. If the role is Publisher, the user also must be the data source owner. 

Cause

The Tableau Server user does not have the required site role to edit the data connection.
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