Error "you must have the Connect permission..." When Opening a Workbook

Published: 11 Jun 2013
Last Modified Date: 16 May 2016


When you try to open a workbook on Tableau Server, the following error might occur:
To access this workbook, you must have the Connect permission for its data source.


Tableau Server


Step 1: Set Connect Permissions

  1. Sign in to Tableau Server as an administrator and navigate to Content Data Sources.
  2. Select the check box next to the data source associated with the workbook and then click Permissions.
  3. Click Add / Edit Permissions.
  4. Select the desired user, select Allow for Connect, and then click Submit.

Step 2: Set License Level to Interactor

If the issue is not resolved in Step 1, follow the procedure in the Change License Levels section in Licenses and User Rights and set the user's license level to Interactor.


You do not have sufficient permissions to view the workbook's data source.
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