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

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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!

 

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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
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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
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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

 

 

 

 

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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)?

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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

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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!

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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.