I came across this very recent blog post: Making the Date dimension ready for Tableau |
which presents a very simple work-around for allowing the date dimension in a cube to function like a date. I followed the instructions and everything works fine, but finally when I go to place a dimension i.e. year that has had the unique values changed to 'by name' vs. 'by key, and converted to a date dimension, Tableau crashes, every time.
It seems like a very good fix that should work well, but I don't understand why Tableau crashes when I try the field in the view now.
If anyone would like to try this work-around and let me know how it works, that would be much appreciated.
I haven't tried the workaround, but you might want to send this into our Support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you haven't already. Be sure to include the logs (Sending Tableau Desktop Log Files | Tableau Software) after a crash has taken place.