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Unable to Load DATETIME Type Columns in Tableau Desktop After Logging in Google BigQuery


Published: 20 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 26 Sep 2017

Issue

After logging into Google BigQuery from Tableau Desktop, you are unable to see any DATETIME columns in the data source page that were previously prepared in a table in Google BigQuery. 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Google BigQuery

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.4. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Option 2

Use the TIMESTAMP type instead of DATETIME.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 631074) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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