Error: "Error parsing 1 bins of the group" When Replacing a Data Source

Published: 05 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 04 Aug 2017


When replacing a data source that contains groups in Tableau Desktop, an error might occur:
Error parsing N bins of the group '[New_Data_Source_Name].[Group Name (group)]'.
Error parsing N members of the group '[New_Data_Source_Name].[Group Name]'.


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Ensure the field in the new data source is converted to a dimension and that the data type matches that of the same field in the old data source.


This error may be caused by one of the following errors:
  • The field that was used to create the group is present in the new data source but is not a dimension.
  • The field has a different data type in the new data source.
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