Error: "Bindings could not be resolved for relation [TableauSQL]" When Validating Custom SQL Queries

Published: 27 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 03 Jan 2019


When validating a Custom SQL query in the UI interface, the following error might occur in Tableau Desktop: 
"Bindings could not be resolved for relation [TableauSQL]."


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive


  1. Check the version of the driver: Start > ODBC Data Source Administrator (64 bits) > Drivers tab > Cloudera ODBC Driver for Apache Hive > Version
  2. Uninstall the existing Cloudera driver as any software.
  3. Install a different driver version.
  4. Restart Tableau Desktop and try to use Custom SQL feature again.


The version 2.5.28 Cloudera Hadoop Hive driver is not compatible with Tableau Desktop. 
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