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Error "IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout" Connecting to MySQL


Published: 15 Jan 2018
Last Modified Date: 15 Jan 2018

Issue

When connecting to MySQL from Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:
IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout

The following error may appear in the Tableau Desktop log files:
[MySQL][ODBC 5.3(w) Driver]Authentication plugin 'mysql_old_password' cannot be loaded: The specified module could not be found.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.4
  • Windows
  • MySQL 4.1 and newer

Cause

The MySQL password used was in a deprecated format.
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