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How to Hide [save to Tableau Public] Menu in Tableau Desktop


Published: 14 Feb 2022
Last Modified Date: 19 Feb 2022

Question

How to hide [Tableau Public] sub-menu in Tableau Desktop in case I make a secret workbook external?

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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

Although the ability to hide the "Tableau Public" sub-menu is not implemented in the product at this time, if you are not signed in to Tableau Public, you will not be able to publish even if you select the option.

As shown in the figure below, when you select the options in the "Tableau Public" submenu, you will be asked to sign in to Tableau Public.

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Even if you sign in to Tableau Public, you will see the following warning before you can publish your workbook.
If you select Cancel here, publishing will be stopped.

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If you do not want to publish any workbook to Tableau Public, you should avoid signing in to Tableau Public from Tableau Desktop. This will prevent you from accidentally making any material public.

Additional Information

Save Workbooks to Tableau Public
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/publish_workbooks_tableaupublic.htm
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