7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2013 11:09 AM by Lance Leonard

    Limitations in the data source when using ATTR formula

    Lance Leonard

      We are getting the data exception "Invalid field formula due to limitations in the data source" We have tried many of the other suggestions to no avail.


      Our situation seems unique. Basically what we've isolated is when we use a published data source from Tableau Server which contains a calculated field using the ATTR formula, we get the "invalid field formula" exception when using that field in a view. This ONLY happens when we use the published data source. If we create a local extract or create a copy of the calculated field in the workbook, the formulas work as expected.


      I can reproduce this error easily.


      I would attach a sample workbook to this post, but as I stated above, when using a local extract required for publishing a packaged workbook, the formula works as expected.