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Unable to Validate Access-Token When Using Web Edit in Tableau Server With a Google Bigquery Datasource


Published: 19 Oct 2015
Last Modified Date: 20 Oct 2016

Issue

When entering web edit mode for a workbook with a Google BigQuery data source in Tableau Server, the following error occurs:
DataSourceException: Unable to Validate access-token
 
The error only occurs for users that are not the publisher of the workbook.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Google BigQuery

Resolution

Use a published data source instead of basing the workbook on a direct connection to Google BigQuery.
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