Custom Colors Are Not Saved When Ad-Hoc Calculated Field is on Color

Published: 03 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 26 Sep 2017


When publishing a workbook, or saving the workbook with a new file name, customized color schemes might not be saved if there is a custom calculated field created just for the color scheme on the Marks card.


  • Tableau Desktop 9.0 to 10.3
  • Tableau Server 9.0 to 10.3


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop and/or Tableau Server 10.4. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop and Upgrading Tableau Server in Tableau Help. 

Option 2

Drag the calculation to the Measure or Dimension to create a reusable calculated field. This will allow the color palette to be saved when publishing. 


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 616539) that has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. 
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