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Error "No Such file or directory" Creating Excel Extract on a Mac


Published: 25 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 03 Oct 2014

Issue

When you try to create an extract from a Microsoft Excel file, the following error might occur:

Tableau Data Engine Error: 4: No such file or directory
- DataFile::DataFile(path="<filepath>", writable=false)

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.2 and later versions
  • OS X
  • Microsoft Excel

Resolution

In Microsoft Excel, either replace the Ñ in the column name with an N or use a lower-case ñ.

For example, if a column is named AÑO, rename it to ANO or año.

Cause

Column name in Excel contains Ñ.
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