Error "Invalid Show Data Table Id" Occurs When Trying To View Data Source Which Has Been Published To Tableau Server

Published: 27 May 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


Error "Invalid show data table ID" occurs when trying to view data source which has been published to Tableau Server using a different version of Tableau Desktop. For example:

1. Open Tableau Desktop 2020.2.0
2. Sign into Tableau Server 2019.4.3
3. Connect to one published data source.
4. Under data source pane, click the icon 'View data source', the following error might occur:

"Fail to load data.
Error code:FCAEE637
Invalid show data table ID"



  • Tableau Desktop 2020.2.0
  • Tableau Data Engine


Install Tableau Desktop 2019.4.x, for example 2019.4.3, then use Tableau Desktop 2019.4.3 to connect to Tableau Server, and view data source.


It's recommended to use Tableau Desktop which is the same version or lower version as Tableau Server to connect to published data source and view the data.
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