Error "One or more input files aren't in your organization's safe list" When Publishing a Flow

Published: 03 Jun 2022
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022


When publishing a flow to Tableau Server, the following error may occur:

One or more input files aren't in your organization's safe list. The flow will fail when run in Tableau Server. Upload the files or move them to one of the locations in this list.


  • Tableau Prep Builder
  • Tableau Server
  • Excel
  • Text File


To resolve this issue, use one of the following options:

Option 1
Click the link on the word "list" in the error message in the 'Publish Flow to Tableau Server' dialog box to see a list of safe listed locations, move your files and point your input steps to the new file location. If you are unable to see a list of safe listed locations, see Option 3 below.

Option 2
Choose the Upload option for the input file connections. Note: Packaged files aren't refreshed when the flow is run in Tableau Server. To retrieve the most current data when refreshing the output files, you shoud select Direct Connection (i.e. do not use this option). For more information about setting these options, see Publish a flow from Tableau Prep Builder.

Option 3
As a Tableau Server administrator, safe list the location of the input file. You would also need to ensure that this location is accessible to Tableau Server. For more information, see the following topics:


The input steps of the flow point to files stored in a network share (UNC path) and the location isn't included in your organization's safe list.
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