2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2013 4:39 AM by Georgia Close

    Has anyone seen this error before?  If so, what did you do to fix it?

    Georgia Close

      We installed Tableau server about 1 1/2 months ago.  We link to a SQL Server 2012 data mart and pull data into Tableau for our dashboards.  Up until last Thursday everything seemed to be working fine.  Now when we try to open any dashboards/workbooks published to the server, it runs for a very long time and then if it even opens, it throws this error message: 

      DataSourceException: SQL server database error 0x80004005:
      Communication link failure SQL server database error 0x80004005: TCP Provider:
      An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.


      I have been googling the error to try to figure out what it is caused by and what the fix would be.  I cannot find anything definitive on this error.

      Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Thank you!

      Georgia Close