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Error 403 When Creating Local Copy of Published Data Source


Published: 28 Mar 2021
Last Modified Date: 30 Mar 2021

Issue

When trying to create a local copy of a published data source in Tableau Desktop:

A communication error (403) has occurred.

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Ask a site administrator or the owners of the affected data sources to double-check your effective permissions for the data sources. See the 'Content-level permissions' tab under Set permissions.
 

Cause

You may not have Download Data Source permissions at the content level for the affected data sources. 
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