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: 26 Dec 2018


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"


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Server


Option 1

  1. Open the affected workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Right-click the data source that is based on a published connection.
  3. Select Use Extract to connect to the published data source.
  4. Select Use Extract again to reconnect the local extract.
  5. Follow the above steps for all extracts that are based on the published data source.
  6. Republish the workbook.
Note: To overwrite the previous version, ensure the workbook name is the same and is in the same Project as the original.

Option 2

If all the data sources point to a single site, follow the steps below:
  1. Open a new workbook in Tableau Desktop
  2. Open the workbook with the publishing issues
  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

Option 3

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


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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