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"Error starting Oauth Server, process exited. Exit code: 4. Exit status: 0. Exit code: 5." When Connecting to Google Sheets


Published: 19 Jan 2022
Last Modified Date: 01 Mar 2022

Issue

When opening a workbook that use a Google Sheets data source in Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:

Worksheet Unavailable
There was a problem connecting to the "
[Data Source Name]" data source.


Additionally when trying to create a new Google Sheets data source, Tableau Desktop becomes unresponsive, and then the following error occurs:

Error starting Oauth Server, process exited. Exit code: 4. Exit status: 0. Exit code: 5. Check C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Logs\stdout_oauthservice.txt for details.
Error Code: 0E9BCD3C

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2020.4.14, 2021.1.11, 2021.2.8, 2021.3.7, 2021.4.3
  • Google Sheets
  • Windows

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2021.4.4, 2021.3.8, 2021.2.9, 2021.1.12, 202.4.15

or
  1. Run the Tableau Desktop installer again.
  2. In the Modify Setup dialog box, select 'Repair' .


 

    Cause

    This is a known issue that is fixed in more recent version of Tableau Desktop.
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