Unable To Publish Workbook After Clicking "Server" And "Publish Workbook"

Published: 09 Jul 2015
Last Modified Date: 26 Nov 2017


Nothing happens after clicking "Server" and then "Publish Workbook" in Tableau Desktop. The publishing dialog does not load and no error message is displayed. 


  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Tableau Server


Option 1

  1. Open the affected workbook in Tableau Desktop.. 
  2. In the Data section, look for a data source with an orange '!' symbol. 
  3. Right-click the data source and click Edit Data Source...
  4. Select tables if none are selected.

Option 2

  1. Open the affected workbook in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Remove the unused data source by right-clicking the data source and selecting Close.  


A data source with no tables or sheets is selected.
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