Error "Cached Values are Invalid" When Registering Tableau Prep Builder using the Command Line

Published: 03 May 2019
Last Modified Date: 06 May 2019


When registering Tableau Prep Builder from the command line, an error might occur:

Registration Failed: Registration not posted because cached values are invalid. Run Tableau interactively for details​​​​​



  • Tableau Prep 2019.1.3
  • Windows 10


In command line registration, use only the following values for the Department field:
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Engineering/Development
  • General Mgmt/Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Channel
  • Product Management
  • Purchasing/Merchandising
  • Sales
  • Science
  • Support/Service
  • Other


There are some values in the main interface of the Tableau Prep Builder registration form that are not currently recognized by the command line validation. 
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