Tableau Desktop Quits Unexpectedly Connecting to Tableau Cloud Data

Published: 31 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022


When connecting to Tableau Cloud data source, Tableau Desktop quits unexpectedly.

Information similar to the following can be found in log.txt:

2020-12-30T15:25:49.568: 3617-c900 MSG
    Attempting to reestablish login for https://[InstanceName] with refresh token

2020-12-30T15:25:49.570: 3617-c905 MSG
    Execution of PAC script at "http://wpad/wpad.dat" failed: The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -1003.)



  • Tableau Desktop
  • macOS 


Disable auto proxy discovery.

Instruction of Disabling proxy settings on macOS
  1. Click the Apple icon then select the System Preference option.
  2. Select Network.
  3. From the left pane, select the network service you wish to disable the proxy settings on, then click the Advanced button.
  4. Select the Proxies tab then uncheck all protocols under Select a protocol to configure then click OK once done. Done!

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This behavior can be caused by proxy auto-configuration failing. 
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