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Error "IPC_NamedPipe Select(WaitForMultipleObjects) Timeout" When Connecting to Oracle


Published: 14 Dec 2017
Last Modified Date: 13 Mar 2018

Issue

After upgrading Tableau Desktop to version 10.4.0 or later and connecting to an Oracle database, the following error may occur:
IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout
Unable to connect to the server "<Oracle server name>". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.4.0 and later
  • Oracle

Resolution

Install the newest Oracle drivers found on the Driver Download page.

Cause

When upgrading Tableau Desktop, new Oracle drivers are not automatically installed.
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