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Publish failure This workbook contains a data source which requires embedded credentials.


Published: 26 Jan 2022
Last Modified Date: 28 Jan 2022

Issue

For workbooks with embedded live Google BigQuery data sources downloaded from Tableau Server, re-publishing the workbookresults in an error:

"Publish failure This workbook contains a data source which requires embedded credentials. To save as another workbook, select " Embed password for data source.""

This occurs specifically for workbooks that are downloaded from the Tableau Server.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Google BigQuery

Resolution

Workaround 1

1. In Tableau Desktop, open the workbook and navigate to the data source tab.
2. Click the refresh button on every Google BigQuery data source.
3. Try republishing the workbook again.

Workaround 2

1. Open a new instance of Tableau Desktop.
2. Connect to Google BigQuery. 
3. Publish this new Google BigQuery data source separately. 
4. Replace the data source in the downloaded workbook with this published Google BigQuery data source.
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