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Error "Microsoft JET database error 0x80004005: Unexpected error from external database driver(1)." When Connecting to Excel


Published: 03 Nov 2017
Last Modified Date: 04 May 2018

Issue

When connecting to an Excel data source, the following error may occur:

Microsoft JET database error 0x80004005: Unexpected error from external database driver(1).

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Windows
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