Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings and

CM
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings and

Hi 

I'm received this error and it took a while to work out what it was. 

In the "Source Models" it was pointing to the wrong environment, this is confusing because I could still see the "Saved Views" to click on, it would bail out straight after that with the error.

 

The complete error is:

"Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings and try again."

 

Hopefully this will help someone when they google the error!

 

7 REPLIES 7
anikdas
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Hi @CM 

 

Can you please post some screenshots here? Not really clear about the problem.

Thanks
Anik
Sorna Raja Prabhu
Community Boss

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Hi @CM - To overcome this error

 

1. Re-upload your saved view.

 

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2. Select your action and Click edit button and do all the mappings once again.

 

 

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Finally execute the action.

 

 

Thanks,

                        

Sorna Raja Prabhu
CM
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Thanks for you responses, 

However I think you misunderstand, The error was solved by changing the "model source".  I posted this,  not because I needed help, but because the error message is ambiguous and took a while to find the answer. Hopefully when someone now googles the same error, they will find this post an know how to resolved it.

 

 

Regards

 

Carrick

 

 

 

 

datafinalytics
New Contributor

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Hi @CM , 

 

I'm getting this same error but not sure where you changed it. Did you change it on the Source Model tab (settings > source models) OR the Import Data Sources, under actions (settings > actions > import data sources)?

maheswariJ
Occasional Contributor

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Hi @datafinalytics  - yes, you have to change the mapping in settings -> Source models. Click on Edit mapping and map it to the correct workspace/model.

 

Thanks,

Mahi

datafinalytics
New Contributor

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

Thanks for the reply! I ended up not even changing the mappings. I just copied new models, archived the previous models, and was able to follow the directions from there. I think it was a bug in the original model download.

 

Thanks!

tobrien
Occasional Contributor

Re: Failed to retrieve field list from the selected data source. Please check your import settings a

I had to complete delete the actions in order to reimport the data from the other model. I tried changing sources, but I had to delete the actions and then the sources.