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Prep Builder Page is Blank When Trying to Load Flow Editor Due to a Race Condition on the Scripts That Need to Be Loaded


Published: 15 Oct 2019
Last Modified Date: 16 Oct 2019

Issue

Page is blank when trying to load flow editor in Tableau Prep Builder due to a race condition on the scripts that need to be loaded.

Environment

Tableau Prep Builder

Resolution

This behavior is related to a known issue, ID 1007106, which is currently under investigation.

As a temporary workaround, try the following steps:
  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. If you see numerous Tableau tasks, especially Tableau Prep Buider tasks, running at once, kill them all.
  3. You should now be able to open Tableau Prep Builder and proceed in adding the flowlet you created to any flow.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue, ID 1007106, which is currently under investigation.

Additional Information

A race condition is a behavior which occurs in software applications or electronic systems,  where the output is dependent on the timing or sequence of other uncontrollable events. For example, there might be a race condition in the init code for new windows that can trigger and prevent new windows from opening.



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