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Starting Initial SQL With a Comment Causes Tableau Desktop to Become Unresponsive


Published: 12 Dec 2018
Last Modified Date: 18 Jan 2019

Issue

When using an initial SQL statement, if the code starts with a comment, Tableau Desktop goes into a non-responsive state and must be "Force Closed" to exit.

Environment

  • Mac OS
  • Tableau Desktop 2018.2.2
  • MS SQL Server

Resolution

Do not use a comment as the first line of an Initial SQL statement.

Comments can be used on other lines, or omitted entirely.

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