Custom Color Not Preserved When Re-Opening or Publishing a Workbook Using Data Blending

Published: 19 Dec 2018
Last Modified Date: 20 Feb 2020


When re-opening or after publishing a workbook that uses data blending ,custom color settings on secondary fields are lost and revert to the default colors.


  • Tableau Desktop 2018.2.4 - 2018.3.2 


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.3.3 or a newer version. Click here for downloads of current and previous versions of Tableau Desktop: Tableau Desktop Downloads and Release Notes.  For more information on current releases, see Upgrade Tableau Desktop and Desktop Upgrade.

Option 2

As a workaround, 
  1. Create a calculated field in primary data source containing the field from secondary data source.
  2. Assign color to the new calculated field instead of the field from secondary data source.


This behavior is related to known issue ID 855243.
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