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Workbook Previously Containing Published Data Source Still Prompts for Server Credentials


Published: 09 Jul 2015
Last Modified Date: 23 Jun 2016

Issue

When a published workbook that previously contained a published datasource is downloaded from Tableau Server, the workbook prompts for Tableau Server credentials even though it currently uses an extract taken directly from the data source.

Environment

Tableau Desktop 9.0.0

Resolution

As a workaround, rebuild the workbook without using a published data source. 

Cause

When a published data source is used, a reference to that data source is created in the workbook XML. This reference persists even if the published data source is removed.
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