Error "ExecuteStatement finished with operation state: ERROR_STATE" When Adding Fields to View

Published: 20 Jul 2015
Last Modified Date: 21 Jul 2016


When adding fields to a view that has a live connection to a Hadoop Hive data source, the following error might occur:

ExecuteStatement finished with operation state: ERROR_STATE


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive


Work with Hortonworks support to ensure that the Hadoop user's home directory has been created correctly.


The HDFS user's home directory may have been created in a way that Hadoop can not recognize. When MapReduce is triggered, a required .jar file cannot be written to the directory.

Additional Information

The following error message might appear in the Hortonworks Hadoop log files:
org.apache.hadoop.ipc.RemoteException( Permission denied: user=<>, access=WRITE, inode="/user":<>
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