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Unexpected Null Values Appear after Publishing Workbook with Live Connection To Excel


Published: 18 Jan 2019
Last Modified Date: 18 Mar 2019

Issue

After publishing a workbook with a live connection to Excel to Tableau Server on Linux, unexpected null values appear. ​
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 2018.1, 2018.2, 2018.3
  • Linux
  • Excel

Resolution

Use one of the following workarounds: 
  • Use an extract instead of a live connection.
  • Convert the datasource to an CSV with UTF8 encoding rather than Excel. 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue which is currently under investigation.
 
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