7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 10:38 AM by Vikram Kalimuthu Babu Satyakandhan

    Incremental refresh complains required columns are not present in remote data source

    Brad Davis

      I am trying to do an incremental refresh on a local data extract, but when I go to perform the refresh Tableau generates an error:

       

      "Required columns are not present in the remote data source. Perform full refresh of the extract."

       

      The column that it is complaining about is a calculated field.  It is not, nor has it ever been, a field in the original data source.  I am pretty sure I've created new calculated fields before and then been to refresh the data extract.  Since it's a calculated field, shouldn't the calculation be done client side and not server side?

       

      If I can't add new calculated fields without doing a full data source refresh then Tableau is nearly useless for me and our company.