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Using Calculated Field as Linking Field in Cross-Database Join with Live Data Sources


Published: 23 Sep 2016
Last Modified Date: 06 Apr 2017

Issue

Unable to use a calculated field as a lining field when establishing a cross-database join with live data sources.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Cause

Starting with Tableau Desktop 10.2, the ability to customize joins using calculations was added to the product to resolve format mismatches between fields. For more information, see What's new in Tableau Desktop and Join Your Data.

Additional Information

Cross-database joins are only available in Tableau Desktop version 10.0 and later.
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