Edited Geographic Locations Not Retained When Workbook is Saved

Published: 13 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 14 Aug 2017


When opening a saved workbook using a published data source, where the geographic location was previously edited, the edited location might not have been saved.


  • Tableau Desktop 8.1.0 and later
  • Tableau Server


Option 1

  1. In Tableau Desktop, connect to the published data source.
  2. Download the published data source.
  3. Change the connection type for the workbook to a live connection.
  4. Make the necessary changes to the map in Tableau Desktop.
  5. Re-publish the data source to Tableau Server.
  6. If necessary, re-extract the data from the data source.
  7. In the workbook, switch from the live local connection to the new published data source.

Option 2

Use a data extract.
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