Error "Unable to submit data to flow" in Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server with External Actions Workflow

Published: 21 Apr 2023
Last Modified Date: 28 Apr 2023


After configuring the External Actions Workflow in Tableau Desktop, an error may occur when attempting to submit the data in Tableau Server or Tableau Cloud after publishing the dashboard.  The error displays as follows:

Unable to submit data to flow. Contact your workflow author.

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In addition, when attempting to configure the External Actions Workflow in Web Authoring, you may encounter an issue where the Salesforce Workflows are unable to load.
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  • Tableau Cloud
  • Tableau Server


The HTTP request from Tableau Server or Tableau Cloud origin is blocked by Salesforce CORS policy.

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