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Error "...could not translate host name ... to address" When Connecting to a Redshift Datasource


Published: 17 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 05 May 2017

Issue

When attempting to connect to an Amazon Redshift data source, then receiving the error:

[Amazon][Amazon RedShift](10)Error occurred while trying to connect: [SQLState 08201] could not translate host name "{host name}" to address: Unknown host Unable to connect to the server "{host name}". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Amazon Redshift

Resolution

Use/input the correct host name.
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