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Error Code: 015CFBE6 - Access Denied: BigQuery BigQuery: Permission denied while getting Drive credentials.


Published: 13 Dec 2021
Last Modified Date: 21 Oct 2022

Issue

Following error occurs upon connecting to Google Bigquery data source.

An error occurred while communicating with the Google BigQuery data source 'ShowData'
Bad Request: The data source does not contain the expected data.
Error Code: 015CFBE6
An error occurred while loading the data.
The Google BigQuery service has denied access for this request.
Access Denied: BigQuery BigQuery: Permission denied while getting Drive credentials.

Or

Unexpected Error
The Google BigQuery service has denied access for this request.
Error Code: 015CFBE6
Access Denied: BigQuery BigQuery: Permission denied while getting Drive credentials.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2021.1.3
  • Google BigQuery

Resolution

The workaround is to schedule the query to run and store the (daily) data in a BigQuery view, then connect Tableau to that new source. As the query is being run by BigQuery, Tableau doesn't need to try to access your drive.
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