Error : "check That The File Exists And That You Have Sufficient Access Privileges For It" When Connect To Geojson

Published: 23 Jun 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


Upon connecting to to Geojson, an error occurred while communicating with the data source:
Unable to connect to the file "<path>/<file>.geojson". Check that the file exists and that you have sufficient access privileges for it
Cannnot connect to spatial file: "<path>/<file>.geojson". GDAL Library Error: "Failed to read GeoJSON data"
The table "<table>" does not exist.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Geojson


1. Check the Geojson file for any syntax error. Make sure there are matching brackets, etc.

2. Check if there are any missing coordinates values. 
e.g.  "coordinates": [  NaN, NaN ]
If there are any values showing NaN, remove or replace with the correct coordinate values in the data.


Geojson file has some syntax error or some coordinates values missing/corrupt.
Did this article resolve the issue?