Error "Bin depends on non-existent field, ignoring bin" After Attempting to Swap Data Source
Published: 09 Mar 2017 Last Modified Date: 03 Jan 2019
After changing an Extract Data source to a new data source, you are unable to change the data source in Tableau Desktop and the following error:
"Bin '(Dimension)(Group) depends on non-existent field (Dimension) ignoring bin."
Create .twb and connect it to new data source when prompted upon opening
Using the search function, find the bin or group that is being referenced in the error and remove it from the original data source.
The bin/group was created from a field in the original data source, and can be re-created in the new data source after the data is replaced as desired.
It is also possible to rename fields in the new data source to match the fields in the original data source that are referenced in the bin/group.
There are bins/groups in the original data source that reference a field, the name of which is not present in the new data source. Tableau does not know where to point the bin/group in the new data source and creates an error.