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Error "IPC_NamedPipe Select(WaitForMultipleObjects) Timeout" When Connecting to Microsoft Access


Published: 13 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 25 May 2018

Issue

After upgrading Tableau Desktop and connecting to a Microsoft Access data source, the following error may occur:

DataSourceException (type=Disconnect): IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout
 An error occurred while communicating with Microsoft Access Database. The connection to the data source might have been lost

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft Access

Resolution

Install the Microsoft Access driver matching the bitness of Tableau Desktop found on the Driver Download page.

Cause

The driver is not installed or the wrong bitness of driver is installed. For example, 32-bit Tableau Desktop cannot use the 64-bit driver.
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