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Error "The calculation contains errors: Reference to undefined field" in Calculated Field


Published: 21 Feb 2015
Last Modified Date: 07 Jun 2017

Issue

When editing a calculated field, the following error might occur:

The calculation contains errors: Reference to undefined field [field name]

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Verify that the field referenced in the error message exists and the reference matches the field name exactly.

Cause

There is no existing field with that exact name.
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