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Error: "Invalid field expression..." When Using a Filed in a URL Action


Published: 13 Feb 2017
Last Modified Date: 29 Nov 2017

Issue

After attempting to use a field in a URL action, the following error may occur:
"Invalid field expression '[<FIELD NAME>]' in URL. Would you like to correct the error?"

Environment

Tableau Desktop 10.1.4

Resolution

Rename the field in question in the data source and then create the URL action.

Cause

There is a field name conflict in the underlying data.
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