Error "HTTP bad request" When Trying to Publish Workbook Containing Square Bracket In Workbook Name

Published: 23 Jan 2019
Last Modified Date: 30 Dec 2019


When trying to publish workbook containing "[" or "]" in the workbook name, the following error might occur: 

"HTTP bad request"


Tableau Desktop 10.0 to 2018.3.2


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.3.3 or a newer version. Click here for downloads of current and previous versions of Tableau Desktop: Tableau Desktop Downloads and Release Notes.  For more information on current releases, see Upgrade Tableau Desktop and Desktop Upgrade.

Option 2

As a possible workaround for Tableau Desktop 2018.3.2 and earlier versions, try not using brackets ("[" or "]") in the workbook name.


This behavior (issue ID: 858369) which has been corrected in more recent releases.
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