10061 Error When Connecting to MySQL

Published: 07 Jan 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When connecting to a MySQL database from Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:

[MySQL][ODBC 8.0(w)]Can't connect to MySQL server on '<server address>' (10061)


  • Tableau Desktop
  • MySQL on Linux


To troubleshoot this error, please work with your MySQL database administrator to check the the following:
  • MySQL server running
  • Network connections are enabled on the server
  • The network port you specified is the one configured on the server

For instructions on how to enable remote access to the MySQL database server, see How Do I Enable Remote Access To MySQL Database Server?

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