"Error renaming field [<field id>] to [<field name>]. Can't find field '[<field id>]'" Occurs After Opening A Flow That Connects To A Virtual Connection When Using Tableau Prep Builder

Published: 07 Jun 2023
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2023


The following error occurs after opening a flow in Tableau Prep Builder that connects to a virtual connection in Tableau Server.

Error renaming field [<field id>] to [<field name>]. Can't find field '[<field id>]
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  • Tableau Prep Builder
  • Tableau Server


There are two potential resolution paths available for this behavior:

Option 1:

Use Tableau Prep Builder of the same major version as Tableau Server, or a major version older than the Tableau Server version.

Option 2:

Upgrade Tableau Server to the newer major version matching the version of Tableau Prep Builder.


This behavior is due to a compatibility issue when newer versions of Tableau Prep Builder connect to older versions of Tableau Server.
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