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Error "Bad OData Format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a valid OData Source." Connecting to OData


Published: 16 Oct 2015
Last Modified Date: 15 May 2018

Issue

When connecting to OData, the following error message might occur: 

Bad OData Format. Make sure you are using a URL that points to a valid OData Source.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • OData

Resolution

  • If you are using Odata V4, upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.5 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Desktop.
  • Work with your database administrator to obtain the correct URL for the OData connection. For more information, see URL Conventions in OData documentation.

Cause

  • The connection URL is not valid or does not conform to OData URL conventions.
  • Support for Odata V4 was added in Tableau Desktop 10.5. 
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