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Error "Something went wrong ... Cannot read property 'nodeType' of null'" Creating Calculated Field


Published: 14 Mar 2019
Last Modified Date: 29 Sep 2020

Issue

When creating a calculated field, the following error occurs: 
Something went wrong and the application needs to restart. 
Click Save As to save your work before restarting. 

Details: 
Cannot read property 'nodeType' of null 

Environment

Tableau Prep Builder 2019.1.3

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Prep Builder 2019.1.4
or 
As a workaround, save the calculation rather than clicking "Apply". 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 885426 which is fixed in more recent version of Tableau Prep Builder.
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