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Error "ERROR: unable to buffer copy-in data" Creating Extract


Published: 05 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 18 Apr 2018

Issue

When creating an extract, an error might occur:
 
An error occurred while communicating with the data source <Data Source Name>.
ERROR: unable to buffer copy-in data
Unable to create extract

Environment

Tableau Desktop 10.5

Resolution

Create more available space on the hard drive. For example, by deleting or moving files to another drive or uninstalling any unneeded applications.

Cause

The error message indicates that the Tableau Desktop Hyper engine is running out of hard drive disk space while creating the extract.
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