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Error "​Initial SQL Error. Check that the syntax is correct and that you have access privileges to the requested database." Publishing Data Source


Published: 07 Jan 2016
Last Modified Date: 29 Apr 2016

Issue

When publishing or refreshing an extract from a Teradata database, where the extract also contains initial SQL, the following error might occur:

Initial SQL Error. Check that the syntax is correct and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 9.2.2
  • Tableau Server 9.2x
  • Teradata
  • Initial SQL

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop 9.2.6 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue that has been corrected in more recent releases.
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