Unable to open multiple workbooks in Tableau Desktop and switch between sites

Published: 24 Jun 2022
Last Modified Date: 27 Jun 2022


If multiple workbooks are open in Tableau Desktop and the application is connected to a specific site in Tableau Server. If a user tries to change the site one workbook is signed into by selecting the "Sign into another site" the pop-up screen used to "Select Site" freezes. This happens is both workbooks/Desktop instances are connected to one site and one of them tries to be changed to another. 



  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Windows 10


To workaround the issue the user needs to close the instance of Tableau Desktop that appears stuck and re-open the workbook.


The function to switch between sites in multiple workbooks open in Tableau Desktop is not built in the product.
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