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Parameters Not Retained in Published Data Sources


Published: 11 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2017

Issue

When you connect to a published data source, parameters that existed in the data source prior to publishing might not be available.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Prior to publishing the data source, create a dummy calculated field with the parameter in it. For more information, see Using Parameters in Calculations in Tableau Help.

Cause

Parameters are not included in published data sources unless the parameter is used in a calculated field.
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