Error "Error in parameters for command 'set-publish-object-connection-auth-setting' bad value: connection-name" Publishing Data Source

Published: 02 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 05 Feb 2018


When publishing a datasource to Tableau Server, getting
Error in parameters for command 'set-publish-object-connection-auth-setting'
bad value: connection-name


  • Tableau Server 10.5.0
  • Windows


Rename the datasource in question, removing all special characters from the name:

  1. Open a worksheet within the affected workbook
  2. In the Data pane, on the left, right-click on the datasource in question and select Rename
  3. Rename the datasource, ensuring only basic alphanumeric chartacters are used


Tableau Desktop was unable to parse a special character, such as ç or ó

Additional Information

A similar error can be triggered with other actions in Tableau Desktop, such as editing a datasource.  While the command section of the error may be different, if bad value: connection-name is in the error, then the resolution may still be to rename the datasource, removing special characters. 
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