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Hidden Fields Become Visible in Tableau Desktop After Creating Extract of Published Data Source


Published: 01 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 08 Aug 2017

Issue

Hidden fields become visible in Tableau Desktop after creating an extract of a published data source.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2.0 -10.2.3
  • Tableau Server 10.2.0 - 10.2.3

Resolution

  1. Upgrade Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server to 10.2.4 or a newer version. 
  2. Download the workbook.
  3. Delete the workbook from Tableau Server.
  4. Re-hide the fields in Tableau Desktop. 
  5. Republish the workbook and the data source.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 649063 which has been corrected in more recent versions.
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