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Error "Required columns are not present..." Performing an Incremental Extract Refresh


Published: 02 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 24 Apr 2018

Issue

When trying to perform an incremental extract refresh, the following error might occur:

Required columns are not present in the remote data source.  Perform full refresh of the extract.
Column [<name>] not present in the remote data source.

Environment

  • Tableau Online 10.5 
  • Tableau Server 10.5 

Resolution

Option 1

As a Tableau Server Administrator, upgrade to Tableau Server 2018.1. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server in Tableau Help. 

Option 2

To workaround the issue, perform a full refresh of the extract. Subsequent incremental refreshes should succeed. For more information, see Refreshing Extracts in Tableau Help. 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 735116) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Server. 
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