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Changing Database or Table in Published Workbook


Published: 18 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016

Issue

How to edit the database connection information of a published workbook, including database name and table.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

  1. Connect to the published workbook in Tableau Desktop.  
  2. In the Data pane, right-click on the data source and select Edit Data Source....  
  3. If prompted, enter the database credentials.  
  4. Make any necessary updates to the database name or connection details.  
  5. Republish the workbook.

Cause

The ability to modify the database name or table directly from Tableau Server is not supported. 
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