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Error: "SQL compilation error: Object does not exist, or operation cannot be performed." Connecting to Snowflake


Published: 19 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 19 Oct 2016

Issue

When opening a workbook with an existing Snowflake data connection, an error might occur:
SQL compilation error:
Object does not exist, or operation cannot be performed.
Unable to connect to the server \"[name].snowflakecomputing.com\". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Snowflake data connection

Resolution

Ensure that your user account has permissions to the server, warehouse, database, schema, and table in the connection.

Cause

Your user account does not have the necessary permissions.
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