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Error "cannot find a total needed to compute percentage" Interacting with Workbook


Published: 26 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 22 Jun 2017

Issue

When interacting with a workbook, the following error occurs:
Cannot find a total needed to compute percentage

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Extracts

Resolution

Option 1:

Refresh the extract


Option 2:

Remove and recreate the extract
  1. Navigate to Data > {data source name} > Extract > Remove
  2. Select either option and click OK
  3. Navigate to Data > {data source name} > Extract Data…
  4. Select any desired extract options and click Extract
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