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Unable to Publish Over Existing Visualization


Published: 05 Sep 2019
Last Modified Date: 06 Sep 2019

Issue

When publishing over existing visualization, a new copy of the workbook is created on Tableau Server or Tableau Public instead.

Environment

  • Tableau Public Desktop / Tableau Desktop
  • Windows

Resolution

Make sure the workbook's name on Tableau Server/Public matches the filename on the local machine, or be sure to publish with a workbook name that matches the workbook's name on Tableau Server/Public

Cause

Workbook names on Tableau Server or Tableau Public are not the same as file names, but they are related.

When a workbook is downloaded, its default filename is the workbook's name on Tableau Server/Public. However, if the workbook name contains invalid characters for the operating system (such as a slash on Windows), those characters may be replaced (for instance, with an underscore).
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