Publishing Using the Show Sheets as Tabs Option May Result in Slower Performance

Published: 21 Oct 2015
Last Modified Date: 20 Oct 2019


After publishing workbook to Tableau Server using "Show Sheets as Tabs", the initial load of the workbook results in reduced performance verses publishing without tabs.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


This is expected behavior. To improve performance, reduce the number of worksheets published as tabs or deselect the "Show Sheet as Tabs" option. 


When the "Show Sheets as Tabs" option is selected, Tableau Server must retrieve the entire workbook every time, whether or not the worksheets in the tabs are being used in the current dashboard or view, increasing load time. 
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