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: 01 Sep 2017


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


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


Our team is currently investigating this issue (ID: 686931).

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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