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Extract Refresh for SQL Server Fails with Error "Data Connection is not Licensed for use with Tableau Server"


Published: 18 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 18 Apr 2017

Issue

When trying to refresh an extract of Microsoft SQL Server, the following error occurs:
Data Connection is not Licensed for use with Tableau Server

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • MS SQL Server

Resolution

Ensure the Run As User account has read permissions to the SQL Server database.

Cause

Tableau Server uses the Run As User account to connect to SQL Server databases. For extract refreshes from SQL Server data sources to work, the Run As User account will need read and connect permissions to the SQL Server database to refresh the extract.
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