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Publishing Data Source With Field Having same Name As Data Source Breaks Field References


Published: 21 Dec 2018
Last Modified Date: 26 Feb 2019

Issue

When you use Custom SQL to alias a field to the same name as the data source, and publish the data source to Tableau Server, any calculations relying on the aliased field lose field references. 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2018.3.3 and earlier versions
  • MS SQL Server
  • Custom SQL 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 858107 which has been corrected in more recent versions.
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