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Publish failed with error "Extract path in package must be relative, but it's absolute"


Published: 07 Sep 2022
Last Modified Date: 14 Nov 2022

Issue

When publishing a workbook from Tableau Desktop to Tableau Cloud, an error can display and the publish action fail:
Extract path in package must be relative, but it's absolute

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Check the "Include external files" in the publish dialog.
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Cause

The "Include external files" option is unchecked in the publish dialog screen.
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