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Error "Ambiguous table reference" When Connecting to Data Source with Multiple Instances of the Same table Name


Published: 20 Jun 2018
Last Modified Date: 20 Jun 2018

Issue

When connecting to data source with multiple instances of the same table name in different catalogs, the following error might occur: 

Ambiguous table reference (...)

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2.1
  • Cisco Information Server

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1.2, 10.5.5. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 760591) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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