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Tableau Desktop crash or Tableau Server error when attempting to View Data or Download Data


Published: 11 Sep 2017
Last Modified Date: 13 Sep 2017

Issue

When attempting to View Data on Tableau Desktop, Tableau Desktop may crash.
or
When attempting to Download Data on Tableau Server, the below error may be displayed:
 
"Tableau Server (Version X) encountered an error while working with this worksheet."

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2, 10.3
  • Tableau Server 10.2, 10.3

Resolution

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated. Tableau Support may be able to make suggestions for guidelines for modifying workbook calculated fields to lessen the impact of this issue.

 

Cause

Certain types of nesting of calculated fields can cause the View/Download Data functionality to generate a stack overflow.
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