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Error "one or more fields use the / function" Changing How Totals Are Calculated


Published: 28 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 13 Nov 2014

Issue

When you try to change how totals are calculated by changing the Total Using settings for a field, the following error might occur:
Cannot blend the secondary data source because one or more fields use the / function, which cannot be computed locally.
 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.2.0 - 8.2.3
  • Data Blending

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.2.4 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in the Tableau Knowledge Base.

Cause

This behavior is a known issue that has been corrected in more recent releases.
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