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Error in Tableau Desktop 2018 1 0 when Opening Workbooks Connected to Google Analytics


Published: 15 May 2018
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2018

Issue

When workbooks which are connected to a Google Analytics data source are opened in Tableau Desktop 2018.1, and the user clicks the Data Source tab and signs in to the data source, a warning message appears indicating that the worksheet contains errors because some fields are missing, for example:  
 
There is no field named 'ga:date'.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2018.1.0
  • Google Analytics

Resolution

Try the following workaround steps:
  1. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop 2018.1.0. 
  2. Select Data > Refresh All Extracts... 
  3. Click Refresh on the Refresh All Extracts dialog box that appears.
  4. Sign in to the Google account and then click Allow when prompted.

Cause

This behavior is related to Issue ID 777382, which is currently under investigation.
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