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Error "Invalid database name value" Publishing Workbook After Modifying XML


Published: 08 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 09 Sep 2015

Issue

When publishing a workbook to Tableau Server, after having edited the XML for that workbook, the following error might occur:

Invalid database name value 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Recreate the workbook using desired version of Tableau Desktop.

Cause

The workbook has become corrupted after the XML of a Tableau Desktop 8.2 workbook was modified in order to open the workbook in Tableau Desktop 8.1.
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