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Tableau Server Obliterate Script Fails to Delete AbstractAnalyticsDataFieldNode .class file


Published: 13 Aug 2019
Last Modified Date: 14 Aug 2019

Issue

When performing an uninstallation of Tableau Server using the obliterate script, a .class file may appear in the Tableau Data directory and cannot be removed manually.
 

Environment

Tableau Server 2019.1.2

Resolution

Rename each subfolder and file name in the path to a shorter name: (i.e, C:\ProgramData\Tableau\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A\A.class)

Cause

Due to a Windows character limitation, Tableau Server is unable to delete the file as the path exceeds a character limit.
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