3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2018 11:57 AM by Cindy Schmelzer

    Can't Preview Prep Flow in Older Versions of Tableau Desktop? "Check that Tableau Desktop is Installed, then try again"

    Nathan Panuco

      There's a cool (I'm assuming) functionality of Tableau Prep that allows you to preview the flow in Tableau Desktop:



      However, I'm getting an error saying Tableau Desktop isn't installed (It is, just not 2018.1)

      Error message: Can't open the data sample in Tableau Desktop Check that Tableau Desktop is installed, then try again



      I'm assuming this is because I'm running an older version of Tableau Desktop (10.4.6) but didn't see any posts related to this error. I'd really like to use this Preview functionality but I cannot upgrade Tableau Desktop at this time because our Tableau Server instance hasn't been upgraded yet since we're waiting for a defect to be addressed.