Error "Tableau failed to create an extract" When Connecting to Google Analytics

Published: 06 May 2016
Last Modified Date: 13 Apr 2018


When connecting to Google Analytics, the following error message might occur:

Tableau failed to create an extract. This data source requires an extract before you can start your analysis. Click edit Data Source, and then click the sheet tab to create the required extract. Click Continue to proceed without creating the required extract.



  • Tableau Desktop
  • Google Analytics


Work with your local IT department to ensure that the connection to Google Analytics is not blocked by anti-virus software or firewall settings.


This behavior is caused by network issues preventing communication with Google Analytics.
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