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Error "An unexpected error occurred and the operation could not be completed" When Creating a Join Calculation


Published: 14 Dec 2017
Last Modified Date: 28 Dec 2017

Issue

If one of your tables involved in a join contains a field with a user-defined, or otherwise unknown, type, attempting to create a join calculation might result in the following error: 

"An unexpected error occurred and the operation could not be completed."

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.4.0
  • Windows 10
  • MS SQL Server

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.4.2 (the 64-bit version). For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 706724) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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