Error communicating with the repository (404) in Tableau Pacific

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Hello experts

I have tried to download a workbook but it shows "A newer version of this workbook is available. Tableau Public will open the latest version of this workbook.' On the other hand, it is never proficient to run any version. An error message keeps on occurring. It displays something like this:

"Error: Error communicating with the repository (404): Unable to get file Request ID: [email protected]"

Did Tableau drop the workbook that I have so carefully made??

Please help. Thanks a lot.

Answered By 20 points N/A #137899

Error communicating with the repository (404) in Tableau Pacific


Hi Linda,

This is hypertext transfer protocol  response code  Not found, which means that the client was able to communicate with the server but the server cannot found the page requested.  404 first digit is a client  error such as mistyped Uniform Resource locator or finding a bad navigation link  and the last 2 digit means specific error encountered.  This error will  redirect to homepage.  Usually this is a temporary error, because  the pages is removed, deleted or redesigned.  And also internet explorer will not display page unless they are larger than 512 bytes. Try to go to go explorer tool >internet options>advanced tab>unchecked "show friendly http error message. Try to download again, let's see if it works.  Sometimes the cause of the error is due to misconfigured system files.  You can scan that by downloading registry cleaner.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #327167

Error communicating with the repository (404) in Tableau Pacific


If you keep receiving the same error when using the existing version of Tableau Public, try updating to the latest version. Go to the Tableau Public Home page and download the app. Here, you may be required to provide your email address to request for a trial download. For desktop computers, the latest version at the moment supports 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10.

For servers, it supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer. It requires 2 GB RAM and 1.5 GB free space. For Macintosh, it supports OS X 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, and 10.15 Catalina. It requires 2009 iMac or MacBook computers or newer and 1.5 GB free space.

For a bit of information, Tableau Public is a free service that allows any user to publish interactive data visualizations to the web. These visualizations that have been published to Tableau Public can be embedded into web pages and blogs. They can also be shared via email or social media and be made available for download to other users.

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