JSON Data Source not Refreshing Using Live Connection on Tableau Server

Published: 19 Apr 2018
Last Modified Date: 13 Jan 2019


Unable to refresh published workbooks connected live to a JSON file with updated data.


  • Tableau Server 10.2.0 - 10.5.3
  • JSON


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When trying to work out the last modified timestamp for the json file, only the filename is used and not the entire path. The result is that file is not found and the modified timestamp is set to the time of the temporary copy of the JSON file created upon connection rather than the file at the network path.

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 761731) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Server.
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