Set Different Caching Settings for Different Workbooks

Published: 19 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When data is out-of-date, the cache can only be updated with URL parameters or refreshing the view, or by changing cache settings for all of Tableau Server.


  • Tableau Server
  • Cache
  • Out-of-Date Data


Options to refresh the cache:

Option 1: Show most recent data for all views.

To show the most recent data for all Tableau Server views, change the cache settings to Balanced or Refresh more often.
  1. On the computer running Tableau Server, navigate to the following location: Start menu > All Programs > Tableau Server > Configure Tableau Server.
  2. On the Data Connections tab, select Balanced or Refresh more often.

Option 2: Show the most recent data for a specific view.

To show the most recent data on specific views, use one of the following options:
  • Open the view, and then click Refresh Data.
  • Append ?:refresh=y to URL of the view. For example: http://servername/views/workbookname/dasbhoard1?:refresh=y 


The ability to set more granular cache settings is not built into the product.
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