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Error "Unable to properly calculate the domain for the field" Interacting with Excel File


Published: 27 Jul 2016
Last Modified Date: 09 May 2017

Issue

When you try to connect to an Excel file, create an Extract of an Excel file, or publish an Excel-based workbook to Tableau Server, one of the following errors occurs: 

Unable to properly calculate the domain for the field

Or

Internal Error – An unexpected error occurred and the operation could not be completed

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 9.3.0 - 9.3.6, 10.0.0
  • Excel

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.3.7, 10.0.1 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Cause

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