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Error "Insufficient permissions to access the file path for input connection" When Running Flow


Published: 16 Jun 2022
Last Modified Date: 16 Jun 2022

Issue

Published flows may fail to run with the following error:

Insufficient permissions to access the file path for input connection

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Excel or some other file as data source
  • Windows

Resolution

Replace the default Run As local account (NetworkService) with a domain account, and ensure that this account has read permission for the files for the input connection.

Cause

The use of the default Run As local account (NetworkService) when running a flow with a direct file connection for an input is not supported.
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