Error "Bad Request: The data source does not contain the expected data Error Code A7AE75CC" Connecting to Google Drive

Published: 14 Apr 2022
Last Modified Date: 14 Apr 2022


When you try to connect to Google Drive, the following error occurs: 
An error occurred while communicating with Microsoft Excel
Bad Request: The data source does not contain the expected data.
Error Code: A7AE75CC Google Drive has rejected this request because of insufficient permissions.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online
  • Google Drive


Reduce the size of the file you are connecting to. For example, consider copying the sheet(s) you want to connect to into a new workbook that doesn't contain any large sheets. 


Google's API does not permit connecting to files larger than 10MB 

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