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Tableau Prep Install Error 0x80070658 - Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.


Published: 17 Jan 2019
Last Modified Date: 18 Feb 2019

Issue

When installing Tableau Prep in Portuguese locale, the following error may occur:

0x80070658 - Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.

Environment

  • Tableau Prep 2019.1.1
  • Tableau Prep 2018.3
  • Portuguese Locale
  • Windows

Resolution

Option 1:

Upgrade to Tableau Prep 2019.1.2, or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Prep, and Tableau Prep Downloads and Release Notes


Option 2:

Before installing Tableau Prep, follow the below steps:
  1. Change the System Locale to English (US)
    • Open Control Panel
    • Navigate to Clock > Language and Region > Region > Change Location
    • Under the Administrative tab > Language for non-Unicode programs > Change System Locale
    • Set the locale to English (US)
    • Select OK
  2. Restart the machine (if the machine is not rebooted, the locale change will not take affect).
  3. Run the Tableau Prep installer.
  4. Change the system locale back to Portuguese and restart the machine.

Cause

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

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