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Error "StarExtractTupleSource has the wrong number of bindings for number of inputs columns" When Creating Splunk Extract


Published: 20 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 01 Sep 2015

Issue

When creating an extract from a Splunk data source, the following error might occur:

StarExtractTupleSource has the wrong number of bindings for number of inputs columns\
Unable to create extract

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Splunk data source

Resolution

Modify the Splunk saved search in one of the following ways:
  1. Remove the "_span" column from the saved search, for example:
    index=main sourcetype=access Status=5* |timechart c(Status) by Status span=1m | fields - _span
  2. Explicitly select fields in the saved search using the table function.
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