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Error "This workbook connects to remote data sources that Tableau Reader cannot open" Creating Packaged Workbook


Published: 23 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 20 May 2016

Issue

When exporting a packaged workbook with a connection to a published data source, the following error might occur:

This workbook connects to remote data sources that Tableau Reader cannot open. To create a packaged workbook compatible with Tableau Reader, create a Tableau Data Extract and re-save.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Create a local extract of the published data source.

Cause

A packaged workbook cannot be created from a workbook connected to a published data source.
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