Known Issues

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Issue ID Product Description Status
800932 Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, Tableau Server, Tableau Online, Tableau Public

When running certain kinds of queries against data stored in Google BigQuery, you can connect to tables and run queries that return small amounts of data, but if you try to return a larger amount of data or create an extract you will encounter this message, "An error occurred while communicating with the Google BigQuery data source (table name)".

801674 Tableau Prep

After editing a value in the Group and Replace editor and pressing Enter, the field scrolled back to the top of the value list.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
795956 Tableau Prep

Scroll bar was missing from the pivot pane.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
785177 Tableau Prep

When you connected to a Text file that was field separated by vertical bars, Tableau Prep did not always split the column as expected.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
802684 Tableau Prep

In some cases, Tableau Prep closed unexpectedly while trying to save a packaged flow.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
806084 Tableau Prep

In Tableau Prep 2018.2.1, it was not possible to change a field's data type from the input pane.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
807311 Tableau Prep

Values containing the character &, could not be renamed or edited.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
791694 Tableau Prep

When opening a .tfl file with custom SQL, Tableau Prep quit responding and the file did not load.

Fixed in 2018.2.2
813185 Tableau Prep

When you opened a flow in Prep 2018.2.2 containing a null or wildcard filter created in 2018.2.1, a "This flow was created with a newer version of Tableau" error occurred.

Fixed in 2018.2.3
794498 Tableau Prep

When connecting to a file with a carriage return in some field names, an "Unable to run input note: Async operation failed" error message occurred.

Fixed in 2018.2.3
806612 Tableau Prep

When connecting to Presto with LDAP from Tableau Prep, the sign in button was grayed out if you did not include a password.

Fixed in 2018.2.3
815453 Tableau Prep

In Tableau Prep 2018.2.1 and 2018.2.2, it was not possible to remove a double quote " using "Edit Value".

Fixed in 2018.2.3