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Error: "This workbook contains a datasource that is dependent on a different Tableau Server" When Replacing a Data Source


Published: 30 Nov 2016
Last Modified Date: 24 Jul 2017

Issue

When opening an old workbook in Tableau Desktop 10.0 (or a later version) and after attempting to edit the server and site path for its published data source(s) in order to point to an identical data source (located on a different server); the following error message would occur: 

This workbook contains a datasource that is dependent on a different Tableau Server. Multiple Tableau Server connections are not supported.


 

Environment

Tableau Desktop 10.0.0-10.0.3

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 573220) that has been fixed in a recent version of Tableau Desktop. 
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