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I see a warning: ["view_name.field name" no longer exists on explore_name, and will be ignored], what happened?

  • 5 April 2021
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Last Tested: Jun 24, 2019



This yellow warning message can pop up on an Explore page or on a Look page. At its basic it is just a warning indicating fields ('columns') you had previously selected and/or saved for the explore are now no longer available due to view-centric changes. This message can be triggered because:

  • The field(s) only exist in dev, and you're viewing the page in prod. Or vice versa.
  • A join was removed from the explore, therefore removing the corresponding view_name.field_name being referenced.
  • A change was made to the view_name. A view that was once known as 'customer' was changed to 'user'. For example:

explore: customer {view_name: user}


The error may say: ["" no longer exists on Companies, and will be ignored] because the customer view no longer exists within the explore.

There can be a number of reasons why this warning comes up. Questions typically to ask yourself is what recent edits did you make? Did you change a view name, did you edit a join, etc.

How to fix it if the field was deleted on purpose: Edit the look, clear the warning by clicking on the 'X', add a field and remove the field, then click on 'Save' should save the Look without the deleted field(s).


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