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Error "Invalid table name value...table does not exist"


Published: 27 May 2016
Last Modified Date: 13 Jun 2017

Issue

In Tableau Desktop, when opening the data source tab, the following error message might occur:
"Invalid table name value...table does not exist"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Online
  • Excel
  • Cloud Data Sources

Resolution

Check the name of the data source, whether Excel or cloud data source, make updates to name as needed, then reconnect to the data source. 

Cause

The specified table causing the error message has been renamed in the data source.
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