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Unable to Publish Workbook When Title Contains ">" or "<" Character


Published: 04 Feb 2016
Last Modified Date: 17 Apr 2017

Issue

When you attempt to publish a workbook containing a dashboard or worksheet with ">" or "<" in the title, you might encounter the following error:
 
An error occurred when publishing the workbook Unable to parse XML response from website.

Environment

  • Tableau Server 
  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Remove the characters from any dashboard and worksheet titles. 

Cause

The characters "<" and ">" are also used by XML tags and will therefore confuse the XML parser.
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