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Error "This worksheet has no data source"


Published: 21 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 29 Jul 2016

Issue

When publishing a dashboard, or workbook with a dashboard, the following error might occur:
 
One or more of your views cannot be viewed on the platform to which you are publishing:
 
<Sheet> - This worksheet has no data source.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Add a field to the view in the specified worksheet. If the worksheet's only purpose is to display a title, field labels and dimensions can be hidden.

Cause

The dashboard being published includes a sheet that has no data source defined.

Additional Information

  • A sheet with no data source cannot be published on its own.
  • Using a parameter in a sheet does not assign a data source to that sheet.
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