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Error "syntax error at or near "ta" In Postrgresql Logs when Connecting to Posgresql Using Tableau Cloud


Published: 03 Oct 2019
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022

Issue

When connecting to Posgresql via Tableau Cloud, an error similar to the following can be found in the PostgreSQL logs: 
| syntax error at or near "ta" | select ta.attname, ia.attnum, ic.relname, n.nspname, tc.relname from pg_catalog.pg_attribute ta, pg

No errors or unexpected behaviors occur in Tableau.
 
 

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • PostgreSQL

Resolution

This error is benign and no action needs to be taken.
 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue with the current PostgreSQL driver used for Tableau Cloud. 
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