Last Modified Date: 30 May 2018
- Tableau Server
- Tableau Desktop
Use the following workaround.
- Connect to the published data source from Tableau Desktop.
- Navigate to a worksheet that uses the desired data source.
- Create a local copy of the data source by selecting Data > <data source> > Create Local Copy.
- Save the local copy of the data source.
- Replace the published data source with the new local data source by selecting Data > Replace data source....
- Right-click the published data source and then select Close to close the published data source.
- Make the desired changes to the local copy of the data source.
- Select Data > <data source> > Publish to Server to overwrite the original published data source on Tableau Server.
- Make sure to leave Update workbook to use the published data source selected.
Additional InformationIt is not currently possible to edit a published data source directly. This includes published calculations, which will show only the "Edit Copy..." option.
To voice your support for the inclusion of this enhancement in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Ideas:
Edit data source directly on server
Edit alias of table calculation title on a published data source
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