Error "Error parsing filter for field 'X', ignoring filter" Refreshing Extract from Excel Data Source

Published: 28 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2017


After removing or adding a column to an Excel spreadsheet that is used in a data extract, the following error might occur in Tableau Desktop when the extract is refreshed:
Error parsing filter for field 'X', ignoring filter.


  • Tableau Desktop 8.2.0
  • Excel


Adding or removing a column from the Excel spreadsheet caused Tableau Desktop to change the data types of other fields.

Additional Information

You can use Replace Data Source to fix any existing workbooks that have encountered this issue.
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