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Fields with TIME Data Type Not Imported Into Tableau Desktop


Published: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 31 May 2016

Issue

When you connect to Microsoft SQL Server data sources, fields with the data type TIME do not show up in Tableau Desktop.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Resolution

Work with your database administrator to change the field to a datetime format or to type VARCHAR in the database.

Cause

Tableau Desktop does not currently support native Time types.
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