Unable to Replace Edit or Group Values Containing "&" (ampersand) in Tableau Prep

Published: 01 Aug 2018
Last Modified Date: 04 Jan 2019


When using values containing the ampersand character "&", the value cannot be renamed or edited.

Additionally, when using the 'Edit Value' option, the command is recorded as successfully completing in the Changes pane, however the value remains unchanged, and the renamed value not containing the ampersand is shown to be "not present in the data set".


Tableau Prep 2018.2.1


Try one of the following workarounds: 
  1. Use aliases or replace calculated field in Tableau Desktop. 
  2. Use Tableau Prep 2018.2.2.


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 807311) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Prep. 
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