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Error: "java.lang.nullpointerexception" When Refreshing Extract Published to Tableau Server


Published: 16 Jun 2016
Last Modified Date: 18 Nov 2016

Issue

When refreshing extracts published to the Tableau Server, the following error might occur in the Background Tasks for Extracts report: 
"java.lang.nullpointerexception"

Additionally, the following error might occur in the Tableau Server Backgrounder log: 
"java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.tableausoftware.nativeapi.dll.LogicException: LogicAssert at d:\tc\builds\tableau-9-2\tableau-9-z.16.0303.2316\modules\server\tabsrv\main\server\VQLServer.cpp line 359: false" .

Environment

Tableau Server 9.2.7 and earlier versions

Cause

This error is the result of a defect in Tableau Server. see defect number 503807 in the release notes.
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