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Error: "No such file or directory" When an Extract Refresh Fails on Tableau Server with Initial SQL Using External Files


Published: 30 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 03 Jul 2017

Issue

When an extract refresh fails on Tableau Server, the following driver error might occur:

"No such file or directory"
 
Additionally, you can refresh the extract successfully outside of Tableau Server.

Environment

Tableau Server 10.0.10

Resolution

Ensure that external file or files used in Initial SQL are in a location accessible to the Tableau Server Run As User account.

Cause

Initial SQL references files that are in a location not accessible to Tableau Server Run As User account.
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