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Unexpected Values Displayed in Parameter Selector in Published SAP HANA data source


Published: 27 Dec 2017
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2018

Issue

SAP HANA data source has an input parameter of type "static list" (defined in SAP HANA).
  • After publishing this data source to Tableau Server, and when creating a new view based on the data source, the parameter value selector shows unexpected values.
  • Namely, it shows a mixture of parameter value technical names and their descriptions, which is confusing to the user.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • SAP HANA

Resolution

Option 1

As a Tableau Server Administrator, upgrade to Tableau Server . For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server in Tableau Help. 

Option 2

Before publishing the data source to Tableau Server change the default parameter value to another one - that causes Technical Name to be replaced by its Description, which eliminates the issue.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 723366) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Server.
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