Error "System error: java.lang.RuntimeException:" When Running Flow with Custom Split and String Function in Same Step

Published: 17 Apr 2019
Last Modified Date: 17 May 2019


When a step contains a calculation that uses a string function and the calculation is followed by a custom split, and the number of fields that the custom split produces is 11 or more, running the flow may result in the following error:

System error: java.lang.RuntimeException:


Tableau Prep 2019.1


As a workaround, place the string calculation and the custom split in separate steps and insert an empty step between them.


This behavior is related to Issue ID 887002, for which a fix is expected in a future release.

Additional Information

The upper limit for the number of fields resulting from a custom split was increased from 10 to 150 in Tableau Prep 2019.1.2.
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