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Error "Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet'" Connecting to MySQL


Published: 20 Jun 2014
Last Modified Date: 24 Mar 2016

Issue

When connecting to MySQL, the following error might occur:

MySQL][ODBC 5.3(w) Driver]Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 0

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • MySQL

Resolution

Work with your database administrator to ensure that MySQL is configured correctly.

Cause

This error message typically indicates an issue with the configuration of MySQL and is not related to Tableau Desktop.
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