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Google BigQuery service was unable to compile the query. Unrecognized name: `person.name.first`


Published: 22 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 15 Sep 2017

Issue

When connecting to BigQuery data source from Tableau Desktop then receives error:
 
The Google BigQuery service was unable to compile the query. Unrecognized name: `person.name.first` at [1:37]

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.1.1
  • Windows 10
  • Google BigQuery

Resolution

Option 1

Fields must contain only letters, numbers, and underscores, start with a letter or underscore, and be at most 128 characters long.


Option 2

When connecting to Google BigQuery, select the "Use Legacy SQL" option in Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Check if your workbook uses standard SQL or legacy SQL in Tableau Help.

Cause

This is an issue within Google BigQuery. 
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