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Error “Tableau Data Engine Error: 40589: error measuring utf16 to utf8” Attempting Cross-Database Join


Published: 08 Mar 2017
Last Modified Date: 08 Mar 2017

Issue

When attempting a cross-database join, the following error occurs:
Tableau Data Engine Error: 40589: error measuring utf16 to utf8

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Join on a different field, or change the data type of one of the fields being joined on so that the data types match. 


 

Cause

The data types of the fields used in the join do not match.
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