Error "Tableau has stopped working" When Publishing to Certain Projects

Published: 20 Feb 2018
Last Modified Date: 09 Mar 2018


When attempting to change the project in the publish dialog away from certain project folders, the following error might occur and you are forced to close Tableau Desktop:

"Tableau has stopped working"


  • Tableau Desktop 10.5
  • Tableau Server


Use one of the following workarounds:
  •  Instead of clicking on the Project dropdown with the mouse, use the tab key to navigate to the Project menu and then use the up and down arrow keys to select the desired project.
  • Flatten the hierarchy; a flat hierarchy of projects does not produce the issue.



This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 732938 which is currently under investigation.
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