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Tableau Desktop Quits Unexpectedly When a Custom Color Palette's Name Contains &-character


Published: 23 Nov 2016
Last Modified Date: 03 Jul 2017

Issue

When a custom color palette is created and its name contains an amperstand (&, Tableau quits when attempting to load the palettes.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

In preference.tps, the & sign needs to be written &. For example
  • Incorrect: <color-palette name="Black & White" type="regular" >
  • Correct: <color-palette name="Black &amp; White" type="regular" >

Cause

& is a predefined entity in xml.
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