Last Modified Date: 04 Nov 2016
Option 1: Invalidate the Cache by Refreshing the Data SourceEach time the data source is refreshed, the cache is invalidated, making this a very simple alternative to the more complicated process of manually clearing the cache.
Option 2: Manually Clear the Cache
- Close all instances of Tableau Desktop.
- Navigate to the Tableau caching folder. For example: C\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Tableau\Caching.
- Modify/clear the desired cache(s).
- This only works for file-based data sources upon which a query has been performed, as this is a query cache.
- This also clears the query cache for Tableau Reader as they share the same cache.
- Restarting Tableau Desktop does NOT clear the query cache, as Tableau Desktop uses a file-based cache, not a memory-based one.
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