''Path" Field Does Not Exist in Datasource ' Error in Tableau Desktop 2020.2 Non-English Ui When Using Wildcard Union.

Published: 22 May 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When using Tableau Desktop 2020.2.0 with None-English UI to open workbook built in 2020.1 with wildcard union, wildcard union "path" field is unable to be recognized correctly and the following error shows when hovering over the "!" mark.

"Path" field does not exist in datasource 

Japanese UI example below:
User-added image


  • Tableau Desktop 2020.2.0


Workaround 1 
Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2020.2.2 or later and/or recreate the workbook.

Workaround 2
Change the interface language of Tableau Desktop 2020.2 to English.
You can configure Tableau to display the user interface (menus, messages, etc.) by choosing Help > Choose Language. 
※Language and Locale
Language and Locale

Workaround 3
Replace the field references of [Path] to the new generated "Path" column (e.g. パス).
*The name of the new generated "Path" depends on the language setting of Tableau.


This is a know issue that is corrected in more recent version of Tableau Desktop.
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