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Error "Bad OData Format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a valid OData Source." Connecting to OData


Published: 16 Oct 2015
Last Modified Date: 25 Sep 2017

Issue

When connecting to OData, the following error message might occur: 

Bad OData Format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a valid OData Source.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • OData

Resolution

Work with your database administrator to obtain the correct URL for the OData connection. For more information, see URL Conventions in OData documentation.

Cause

The connection URL is not valid or does not conform to OData URL conventions.
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