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Error: "Tableau Data Engine Error: 504" When Running the tableau refreshextract Command Line


Published: 16 Mar 2017
Last Modified Date: 10 Sep 2017

Issue

When running the command tableau refreshextract to refresh a published extract, based on a local text file. The following errors might occur on Tableau Desktop 10.2: 
Tableau Data Engine Error: 504: <path> 
The table "[TableauTemp]. [<table name>]" does not exist. 
 
The following errors might occur on Tableau Desktop  from versions 10.0.0 to 10.1.6:  
 Tableau Data Engine Error: 40696: The system can not find the specified file. 
- DataFile :: DataFile (CreateFileWrapper path = <path>) Could not create file handle. 
The table "[<table name>]" does not exist

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2.0
  • Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Text Files

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 542110) that has been fixed in a later version of Tableau Desktop. 
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