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Error "Error on render of geometry" After Publishing a Workbook to Tableau Server


Published: 27 Sep 2017
Last Modified Date: 27 Sep 2017

Issue

When creating a workbook using maps, the following error might occur after publishing this workbook to Tableau Server:
"Error on render of geometry."

Environment

  • Tableau Server 10.3.0
  • Tableau Data Engine

Resolution

Choose the Map mark in the Mark types drop down menu instead of leaving it on the automatic setting.

Cause

 When using shapes, the Mark type might be set as Automatic.
Tableau Desktop understands that the map is the desired mark type, however after the workbook is published to Tableau Server; the map is not retained.
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