Disable Tableau Server Data Caching

Published: 24 Aug 2018
Last Modified Date: 02 Jan 2019


Cannot prevent Tableau Server from caching any data.



  • Tableau Server 10.5.6


As a workaround, try the following:

In the Tableau Server Configuration Utility under the Data Connection tab, choose either Refresh More Often or Balanced mode for Caching with a low limit to simulate not caching data.This will allow you to set the cache lifetime limit to something short and low in order to virtually not have any cached data. For more information on this topic, see Configure Data Connections.


The ability to completely disable any data caching is currently not built in to Tableau Server.
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