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Error: Unable to share "<sheet name>" Upon Sharing A View


Published: 09 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 01 Mar 2021

Issue

Upon sharing a view with a user on Tableau Online/Tableau Server, the following error might occur:

Unable to share "<sheet name>"

Example

User-added image

Environment

  • Tableau Online 2020.4
  • Tableau Server 2020.3 - 2020.4

Resolution

Workaround1:
Remove some special characters used in the message field e.g. @#$%^^&**()| or reduce the number of characters then try to share it again.

Workaround2:
Share without a message. The message is an optional note.

Cause

This is a known issue currently under investigation by Tableau development.
 
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