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Local Files Are Not Available


Published: 14 Jan 2019
Last Modified Date: 13 Feb 2019

Issue

Connecting to local files in Tableau Prep Conductor results in errors such as the below:

"The output file path is not valid or you don't have permissions to write to the file. Check permissions, verify this file path is in the safelist, or use a valid output file path."

And/or

"Connectivity error. Unable to connect to the output location for output step [name]. Try again, or download the flow and edit the output location for the output step, then run the flow again."
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 2019.1
  • Tableau Prep Conductor

Cause

File locations need to be "safe listed" in order to be available for Prep Conductor.
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