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Excel Data Source Not Refreshing


Published: 22 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 28 Apr 2017

Issue

When you try to refresh a live connection to a Microsoft Excel data source, Tableau Desktop might not reflect the most recent data in the Excel file.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft Excel

Resolution

  1. Save the Excel file.
  2. Refresh the data source in Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Refresh Data Sources.

Cause

Tableau Desktop is returning the latest saved version of the Excel file.
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