Error "element 'document-format-change-manifest' is not allowed for content model" When Opening Downloaded Data Source

Published: 03 Jun 2021
Last Modified Date: 03 Jun 2021


When using Tableau Desktop to open a data source (.tds) that was migrated using the Content Migration Tool (CMT) and downloaded from Tableau Server, the following error may occur:

Unable to complete action
Errors occurred while trying to load the data source "xxxxxxxxxxx". The load was not able to complete successfully.
xxx,xx): element 'document-format-change-manifest' is not allowed for content model '(document-format-change-manifest,repository-location?,connection?,utility-dimensions?,dimension*,overridable-settings?,aliases?,column,column-instance,group?,mapped-images?,drill-paths?,folders-common?,folders-parameters?,actions?,calculated-members?,extract?,layout?,style,semantic-values?,date-options?,default-date-format?,default-sorts?,field-sort-info?,datasource-dependencies*,filter,object-graph?)' 


  • Tableau Content Migration Tool 2020.3.0
  • Tableau Desktop


This behavior is related to Issue ID 1206342, which was resolved in CMT version 2021.1.

Additional Information

To check the CMT version, in File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Content Migration Tool, right-click on tabcmt-runner.exe, select 'Properties' > Details tab, and look for the product name and product version.
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