This might be better handled as a support case. There's not much we can do without:
- Your Tableau version number
- A screenshot
- Some sample data to replicate
what data are you trying to load? Is this error coming from all data sources?
could you post it so we can try and recreate the error?
That 'Show Details' button is pretty important. Please click it and let us know what the details say.
Your file is fine, it's likely a driver issue on your computer.
Thanks for help.
'Show Detail' only shows the exact same message. " 'XML enumerated value cannot be encoded.'"
What kind of driver are you referring to?
I can import the file just fine. I would look to Tom's answer and let us know what "show details" is saying and check your machine.
complete side note: This is a zillow data set. How'd you get this?? I've worked on a very similar data set while getting my analytics degree to predict home prices. Zillow stuff was harder than usual to get.
Show details shows exact same message 'XML enumerated value cannot be encoded.'
Nothing more Nothing less
For the zillow data,
I'm taking a course at school and the file was provided by the professor.
I'd guess it's something to do with the drivers on the machine but it's really hard to tell with that error. You could try opening a support ticket here under the 'Submit a Case' option - Support Submit a Case | Tableau Software
You've already tried to uninstall and re-install, that would have been my first recommendation. Seems like something specific to your PC unfortunately.
We might be able to see something more in the log files. You could follow these instructions and attach them here, but note that we aren't necessarily qualified to interpret the results.
I also ran into this error. As a work-around, I was able to replace the data source and reimport the data into my workbook. I did this by creating a new data source and then replacing my old data source with the new one. All calculations should still work as all of the original data is still there. I don't know if this is a fix that will work across all situations but it worked for me. Good luck!
I had the same problem and just fixed it after two days of troubleshooting and headache
this is what i did:
1- Create a dummy flat csv file using Notepad (with any data you wanna write down)
2- Create a new Workbook and use SimpleFile.csv as connection datasource
3- Add the Excel file that was giving me the error as a new datasource
At this point the Excel file opened without issues and i could see all the data as usual
4- Close everything and open my regular Workbook...magically it opened without issues!
It seems the dummy flat file reset something in Tableau Desktop and got it back to work
hope this helps to somebody out there
I just finished a call with Rosana from Tableau Tech Support and she found a permant fix that helped to get rid of this error
In summary, if your bit version of Microsoft Excel does not match your Tableau Desktop bit version, you have to install Microsoft Access Database Engine
In my case, i was using Excel 32-bit and Tableau Desktop 64-bit and did not have Microsoft Access Database Engine installed
We downloaded from Microsoft:
Hope this can help others out there