An Error Occurs When You Use Ctrl+A to Select Columns on the Data Source Screen of Tableau Desktop 2021.3

Published: 21 Oct 2021
Last Modified Date: 26 Nov 2021


The error will be triggered when performing the "rename" operation on the data source screen of Tableau Desktop 2021.3.
Unexpected error

Error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'fieldName' of undefined

The trigger action is shown in below example:

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  • Tableau Desktop 2021.3.1
  • Windows OS


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2021.3.4 or later.

Option 2

Use shift key to multi-select columns instead of using CTRL+A key to avoid column header being selected.


This is a known issue that is fixed in more recent version of Tableau Desktop.
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