Changes to Published Data Sources Not Reflected in Workbooks

Published: 06 Nov 2013
Last Modified Date: 16 Apr 2018


When you refresh the connection to published data sources from Tableau Desktop, changes to the published data sources do not show up in Tableau Desktop.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server 8.1
  • Published data source (Data Server data source)


Use the following workaround:
  1. In Tableau Desktop, open the workbook connected to the published data source.
  2. On the Dimensions drop-down menu, click Show Hidden Fields.

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  3. Right-click each hidden field and select Unhide.

Additional Information

When 'Show Hidden Fields' is selected, hidden fields are displayed in the Data pane in a lighter gray (grey) font.
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