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Refreshing View or Re-Opening Workbook Loses Assigned Color Palette


Published: 19 Sep 2016
Last Modified Date: 20 Feb 2017

Issue

If the field on the Color Shelf is defined by an IF/THEN calculation that is data type String (Abc), and the color palette is edited to non-default, refreshing the view or reopening the workbook may revert the color palette back to default.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 9.3 - 10.1

Resolution

Use the following workaround: 
  • Change any IF/THEN calculated fields from Data Type String (Abc) to Number (#) by right-clicking on the calculated field. 

Cause

This is a known issue under investigation.
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