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COUNTD Function Not Available After Upgrade


Published: 07 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 30 Oct 2015

Issue

After upgrading Tableau Desktop, the COUNTD function might not be available when creating calculated fields.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 8.2.0 and later version

Resolution

Option 1

Extract the data source.
  1. In the Data pane, right-click on the data source and select Extract Data.
  2. Follow the prompts.

Option 2

Connect to the data source again and replace the data source.
  1. Connect to the data source again.
  2. Replace the original data source. For more information, see Replacing Data Sources.

Cause

COUNTD is not available for live connections to flat file data sources (Access, Excel, text/CSV).
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