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Error: "Cannot read property '<name>' of undefined" or Published View does not Render on Tableau Server


Published: 24 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 21 Aug 2017

Issue

After attempting to edit a view using the web authoring function, or when trying to load a dashboard published on Tableau Server; the folowing error might occur: 
"An unexpected error occurred. If you continue to receive this error please contact your Tableau Server Administrator. Cannot read property 'name' of undefined"

Additionally, the following behaviors might also occur:
  • A view published on the Tableau Server does not render (is blank).
  • Changing a URL parameter does not update the render of the view as expected on Tableau Server.

Environment

Tableau Server 9.2.16, 10.0, 10.1
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