KNOWLEDGE BASE

Error "Invalid order-by expression" Viewing Underlying Data


Published: 25 Jul 2016
Last Modified Date: 09 Aug 2017

Issue

When looking at underlying data from views or dashboards in a workbook that uses an extract or clicking "Update Now" in Data Preview in Data Source tab, the following error occurs: 
 
An error occurred while communicating with the data source
Invalid order-by expression

 

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Extracts

Resolution

Check for and remove any invalid calculated fields and invalid formula settings in set conditions. 
Did this article resolve the issue?