Missing Projects in the Publishing Pop-up Window When Attempting to Publish a Workbook or a Data Source

Published: 31 Aug 2017
Last Modified Date: 15 Jan 2020


When publishing a workbook or a data source in Tableau Server, some project are missing in the publishing pop-up window of Tableau Desktop.

You also notice that the missing projects are replaced by blank fields in the drop down menu selection.


Tableau Server 10.2.2


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Server 10.4.3 or a newer version. Click here for downloads of current and previous versions of Tableau Server: Tableau Server Downloads and Release Notes. For more information on current releases, see Upgrade Tableau Server and Server Upgrade.

Option 2

Work with the Project Leader (or a Server/Site Administrator or someone with a Publisher License) to perform the steps below:
  1. Go to Tableau Server > Projects
  2. Select the Project that is the last visible in the Publication window in Tableau Desktop and click Details
  3. In the About section, confirm a <vertical tab> character is present in the text description
  4. Click Edit Description and remove this specific character
  5. Click Save once done


This issue (ID: 686931) was fixed in Tableau Server 10.4.3.

Additional Information

To view an example about editing the description field of a project, see Add a Project Image in Tableau Help. 

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