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Error overwriting my .TDE output

Alteryx Partner

I am running a workflow that I run every month, and for some reason this month I am returning an error that is as follows

 

'The file "Y:blank\blank\blank\.tde" could not be overwritten.'

 

 

This is my only error. I checked online and the file is very small and nothing has been changed within the workflow. Anybody else ever experience this before?

 

Thanks,

 

ML

Alteryx Partner

If Tableau has the file open at the same time, you won't be able to replace it.

Alteryx Partner

Yeah -- I made sure that the .tde file was closed and it still won't overwrite. This morning I actually made a note to make sure I ran the workflow before anything else was open (even outlook) :) and it still failed.

 

Interesting problem here.

 

Thanks,

 

ML

Alteryx Partner

Hmmm .... check the permissions on the file, the network drive works, etc...

 

Can you create another file in the same folder ?

Alteryx Partner

Thank you! So.. what happened was IT did some cleaning of our network drives and the drive I was outputting the .tde extract to was modified to "Read-Only". When this happened, it made the overwriting impossible under my account ID.

 

Thanks for mentioning the access privileges as this helped my team at work with other Read-only issues as well.

 

All is good! Thanks for your help.

 

ML

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