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Error "This workbook contains a Data Source that is dependent on a different Tableau Server" Publishing Workbook After Migrating Site


Published: 29 Jun 2016
Last Modified Date: 17 Jul 2017

Issue

After migrating a site from one pod to another, the following error might occur when publishing workbooks: 
 
This workbook contains a Data Source that is dependent on a different Tableau Server. 

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Site Migration

Resolution

Manually edit the server/site path for published data sources: 
  1. Open the affected workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Right-click the published data source and go to Tableau Data Server, then select Edit server and site path....
  3. Select Change Sign-in and enter your credentials.
    • Note: If the workbook contains multiple published connections, you may see the message "There are other Tableau data server sources. Choose Yes to modify all of them to point to the same server or No to cancel the change." Select Yes.
  4. Save and then Publish the workbook. 
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