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Error "reference to unknown table" When Opening Workbook After Upgrade


Published: 13 Sep 2018
Last Modified Date: 20 May 2019

Issue

When opening a packaged workbook (.twbx) after upgrading Tableau Desktop, the following error might occur:

"An error occurred while communicating with the data source. reference to unknown table"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Excel

Resolution

If it is possible to keep the workbook open after the error, check action filters on the dashboard(s) in the workbook. If the error appears on action filter target worksheets, remove the action filter(s) and re-create them.

Cause

An action filter may have corrupted the workbook.
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