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Data Source Tab Does Not Display When Web Authoring


Published: 04 Nov 2019
Last Modified Date: 14 Nov 2019

Issue

The Data Source tab in the bottom left hand corner, usually visible when web editing a workbook, is not present.

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Web Authoring

Cause

Users with Explorer licenses are not allowed to connect to external data from a web editing environment.

Per Tableau site roles as of version 2018.1Explorers have...

"Same access to site and user configuration as Site Administrator Creator, but can’t connect to external data from the web editing environment."
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