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Error "This workbook contains a data source that is dependent on a different Tableau Server" Publishing Workbook with Local Extracts


Published: 16 Sep 2015
Last Modified Date: 10 Feb 2020

Issue

When publishing a workbook that contains local extracts that are dependent on published data sources, the following error might occur: 

"This workbook contains a data source that is dependent on a different Tableau Server"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Option 1

When publishing your workbook to Tableau Server, ensure you are using "https://" before the server name in the publishing window. 

Option 2

Follow the steps in Moving Individual Workbooks From One Server to Another Server
Note: To overwrite the previous version, ensure the workbook name is the same and is in the same Project as the original.

Option 3

If all the data sources in the workbook point to a single site, follow the steps below:
  1. Open a new workbook in Tableau Desktop
  2. Open a second copy of Tableau Desktop, and open the workbook which generates the error.
  3. Copy sheet from original workbook by right-clicking the worksheet tab
  4. Paste the sheet into the new workbook
  5. Repeat for each worksheet
  6. Publish the new workbook

Cause

The workbook may contain an extract associated with a published data source linked to a different Tableau Server name. Usually this occurs after migrating or renaming Tableau Server.
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