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Error "To access this workbook, you must have the Connect permission for its data source" Opening a Workbook


Published: 12 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Jan 2017

Issue

When opening a workbook on Tableau Server, the following error might occur:
 
To access this workbook, you must have the Connect permission for its data source

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

Republish the workbook with embedded credentials.
  1. Select Server > Publish Workbook.
  2. Select Authentication....
  3. Ensure that all published data sources have Embedded password selected.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Publish.

Cause

Access to published data sources requires an Interactor level license. The Guest account has the Guest license level.
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