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Error "Required columns are not present..." Performing Incremental Extract Refresh


Published: 25 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 09 May 2017

Issue

When trying to perform an incremental extract refresh, the following error might occur:
Required columns are not present in the remote data source.  Perform full refresh of the extract.
Column [<name>] not present in the remote data source.

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Perform a full refresh of extract. For more information, see Refreshing Extracts in Tableau Help.

Cause

Minor changes to the structure of the data can prevent an incremental refresh from completing successfully. A full refresh will resolve any structural differences and allow subsequent incremental refreshes.
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