Colors Change After Replacing Data Source

Published: 21 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Aug 2017


After replacing a data source, colors that were previously defined revert to the automatic color palette.


Tableau Desktop


Option 1: 
Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.3 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop

Option 2: 

Let all the sheets in the workbook load completely before replacing the data sources:
  1. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Open each sheet and wait for the sheet to load.
  3. After all sheets have loaded, replace data sources. For more information, see Replacing a Data Source.
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