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Replace Data Source Option Unavailable


Published: 20 May 2015
Last Modified Date: 05 May 2016

Issue

When attempting to replace data sources, the option to replace the data source is unavailable, even when Tableau Desktop is successfully connected to both data sources.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

From the dashboard, navigate to a worksheet where at least one of the actively-used data sources is the data source that should be replaced. 

If the worksheet is blank, drag at least one field into the view. Dragging a field into the view will set the corresponding data source as the primary data source. The primary data source will default to the Current data source in the Replace Data Source dialogue box.

Cause

Replace Data Source can only occur in the worksheet view and the desired data source must be in use.
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