Custom Shapes Assigned to Ad-Hoc Calculation Revert to Default after Closing and Opening Workbook

Published: 24 Mar 2016
Last Modified Date: 30 Sep 2019


When custom shapes are assigned to a calculated field, these shapes might revert to default when reopening the workbook. 


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Ad-hoc calculation


Before saving and closing the workbook, drag the ad-hoc calculation to the Data pane to save the calculation. 


Ad-hoc calculations are not saved until they have been dragged to the Data pane. 

Additional Information

  • Using a calculated field instead of an ad-hoc calculation will prevent this behavior.
  • This issue can also occur when publishing the workbook to Tableau Server. 

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