Published Google Analytics Extract Refresh Does Not Complete

Published: 28 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 05 Jul 2017


After publishing a Google Analytics extract to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, the scheduled refresh might fail.


  • Tableau Desktop 8.0 and later versions
  • Tableau Server 8.0 and later versions
  • Tableau Online
  • Google Analytics


Publish the Data Source with Embedded Password enabled.
  1. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. In the Data pane, right-click the Google Analytics extract, and then select Publish to Server.
  3. Enter Tableau Server or Tableau Online credentials.
  4. Select Embedded Password for Authentication, and then click Publish.


Google Analytics connections cannot exist without a password and will need to have credentials embedded in order for Tableau Server or Tableau Online to communicate with Google Analytics to retrieve new data.
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