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Error When Opening Workbook - Cant find variable: URLSearchParams


Published: 08 Jan 2020
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2020

Issue

When a workbook, downloaded from Tableau Server, is opened in Tableau Desktop on a Mac, an error may occur:

ReferenceError: Can't find variable: URLSearchParams

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2019.2.2 or earlier
  • macOS 10.14

Resolution

Update Tableau Desktop and Server to version 2019.3 or later.

Cause

This occurs when the workbook contains dashboards with web objects and URL actions that load other published dashboards into those web objects.
This is a known issue in versions 2019.2 and earlier that has been resolved in the latest versions.
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