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Error "IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout" When Running the Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility


Published: 09 Aug 2019
Last Modified Date: 12 Aug 2019

Issue

When running the Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility (for example, running the tableau refreshextract command), the following error occurs:

IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Windows

Resolution

As documented in Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility ensure that you run Command Prompt as administrator when using the Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility.

If you are unable to run Command Prompt as administrator, check whether you are able to access your My Documents folder. If you are unable to access your My Documents folder, work with your IT team to ensure that you have the correct permissions for your My Documents folder.

Cause

The Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility is unable to write log entries to /Users/<username>/Documents/My Tableau Repository, where <username> is your Windows user name.
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