1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 5:17 PM by Russell Christopher

    Tableau Server Error

    Noel Avison

      I am receiving this error when I try to publish to tableau server. Does anyone know of any common reasons why this might happen? I don't have any instances of Access open that I know of.










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        • 1. Re: Tableau Server Error
          Russell Christopher

          This message indicates that your data source is an Access database, and that Server can't open it. The message itself is generated by Microsoft and is somewhat misleading. There are a number of different reasons why the JET engine might not be able to open the database beyond the fact that someone else has it open...it would be a pretty long message if it told you ALL the stuff to check for, though


          Most often, the reason is that the Active Directory "Run As" account that you are running  Tableau Server under doesn't have access to the file share in which the database is sitting. SO, when JET tries to open the database, it fails, and the "not quite right" error message is thrown.


          Hope this helps!