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Same Datetime Field Retrieved as Different Data Types on Different Computers


Published: 21 Nov 2017
Last Modified Date: 22 Nov 2017

Issue

Tableau Desktop retrieves a datetime field as a string on one computer while retrieving it as date and time on another computer.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows
  • MS SQL Server

Resolution

Compare your SQL Server driver and native client with those on the Drivers Download page and ensure that only the correct drivers are installed. 

Cause

Different versions of SQL Server drivers and native clients are installed on the computers.
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