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Unable to See SAP HANA Field Descriptions


Published: 05 Jun 2014
Last Modified Date: 08 May 2017

Issue

When connecting to SAP HANA, the field description available in the SAP HANA metadata is not visible within Tableau Desktop. Instead, the technical field names are displayed.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 9.1 and earlier versions
  • SAP HANA

Resolution

Option 1:

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.2 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2:

If unable to upgrade, use one of the following workarounds:

Cause

The ability to view SAP HANA field descriptions was added in Tableau Desktop 9.2. 
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