Error "Cannot Edit Connections" Editing Cross Database Joined Published Data Source

Published: 07 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 14 Mar 2019


When you try to edit a published data source which contains multiple connections, the following error occurs:
Cannot edit connections.


  • Tableau Server
  • Published Data Source 
  • Multiple Connections (Cross-database join)


Click the name of the data source to reveal the Data Connections page.
The Tableau Server UI with the data source name Sample - Superstore highlighted.
It will then be possible to edit the individual connections in the data source. 
A screenshot of the Data Source information page for Sample - Superstore showing two separate connections and the Edit connection option.


Each database connection must be edited individually.

Additional Information

Note: File-based (Excel and .csv) data connections cannot be edited. 

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