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Error "Bad OData format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a valid OData Source" When Connecting to Odata.org's sample V4 Odata


Published: 22 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2018

Issue

When using Tableau Desktop 10.5 and attempting to connect to OData v4 using a valid URL, the following error messages might occur: 

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

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.5
  • Odata

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1.1, 10.5.4 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 751402) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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