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UNC Path Updates to Data Source Do Not Save


Published: 29 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 03 Jun 2016

Issue

When editing a workbook connection to include a UNC path to the data source, the selection might not be saved, and the path might direct to a temp folder.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Packaged workbook (.twbx)

Resolution

Save the workbook as unpackaged workbook (.twb) instead of a packaged workbook (.twbx).

Cause

When the workbook is saved as a .twbx file, it opens the data source saved in the packaged file rather than the original data source. Consequently, the file path leads to the temp folder location.
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