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Error "HTTP bad request" Connecting to Google Analytics


Published: 22 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 19 Sep 2014

Issue

When you try to connect to Google Analytics, the following error might occur:

An error occurred while communicating with data source '<data source name>'
HTTP bad request

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.2
  • Google Analytics

Resolution

When connecting to Google Analytics, in the Google Analytics Connection dialog box, under Add Dimension and Add Measure, select no more than 7 dimensions and 10 measures.

Cause

The Google Analytics API limits the number of dimensions and measures that you can select in one connection.
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