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Tableau Prep Builder 2019.4.2

We recommend using the newest maintenance release of this version, 2020.3.3, which contains additional fixes.

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Build number

19.42.19.1217.2212, OSX 19.42.19.1205.1336

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Release date

Wed, 18 December, 2019

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Resolved Issues

Issue ID Description
1000827

In Italian [it-IT] "Remove Extra Spaces" and "Trim Spaces" have the same translations.

1017608

If a flow contains more than 13 alerts/errors in the Alerts pane, only the first 13 error messages display, the rest of the list is blank.

1003540

If not selecting all input nodes for a union, the "Save steps as flow" will fail. Copying some of the inputs to a union and pasting it into the same flow will cause the union step to display an error that can only be resolved by removing the union step and recreating it.

998265

Localized "Named Range" string can produce inconsistent results in sheet matching pattern when using a different UI language in Prep Builder.

984881

Custom SQL that runs on Tableau Desktop 2019.1.4 fails in Tableau Prep 2019.1.3 and 2019.2.2 with error "function pg_catalog.substring(jsonb, integer, integer) does not exist;".

984438

Error with "Can't find field" after re-opening a flow with a column renamed and then type changed.

983017

On MacOS an error occurs when saving or exporting a packaged flow if wildcard union was used containing names with certain Japanese characters. Saving the same flow on Windows does not show any error.

977309

System error "Failure evaluating to database: Abstract query SELECT [field name] is not defined" when connecting to an excel file.

973902

Tableau Prep CLI scheduling is not connecting to run flow. Reporting error code (%errorlevel%) is showing "0" stating that nothing is wrong, when Tableau Prep is unable to reach Tableau Server to publish flow.

955771
962837

When running a flow with a rows-to-columns pivot, the flow fails with the error "Cannot mix aggregate and scalar expressions".

952122

Getting a Java Heap error in Prep 2019.2.3, where the flow used to run in Prep 2019.2.2, due to inefficient memory. (Flow now requiring x 3.5 more memory.)

951198

Tableau Prep 2019.2.3 detects and displays a null value where in previous versions (2019.1.3 & 2019.2.2) the column contained no null values.

943679

Running a flow in Tableau Prep 2019.2.3 outputs a different number of rows than in Tableau Prep 2019.1.4.

999120
1012267

Running a flow sometimes resulted in the error "Failure evaluating to database: No such column".

1014418

Copy and pasting a union in a flow resulted in the following error "the step is missing one or more input"

1017608

If more than 13 alerts or errors were present in a flow, only the first 13 displayed and the rest of the pane was blank.

1031102

When certain departments were selected, the registration window displayed every time Tableau Prep Builder was opened.

1012011

When publishing several steps by right clicking "Save Flow As" > "Publish to Server", the publish dialog starts off with the "Saved Steps" tag added to the published flow. However, if the user clicks around in the publish dialog, that tag disappears.

956900

When running a flow of Oracle data that involves a join between two aggregates in Tableau Prep 2019.2.3, it gives the error "Something went wrong and we were unable to process output step: Failure parsing AQL: Oracle database error 972: ORA-00972: identifier is too long..."


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