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Blank Data source Being Created in Tableau Desktop


Published: 03 Sep 2015
Last Modified Date: 02 Jan 2020

Issue

A blank data source (named the same as the Tableau Server machine host name) is being created in Tableau Desktop when the following steps are followed:
  1. Start Tableau Desktop and attempt to connect to Tableau Server published data source 
  2. Enter Tableau Server login details
  3. Instead of selecting a data source select "Sheet 1" tab at the bottom of the screen 
  4. A "new" empty data source will appear with the same name as the Tableau Server host machine (for example the IP of the host machine). A red exclamation mark will appear beside this "new" empty data source

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Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Click on a data source before selecting "Sheet 1".
 

Cause

The issue is also encountered if no data sources have been published and the user selects "Sheet 1" tab at the bottom of the screen. 
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