Unable to Rename a Published Workbook or Sheets in a Published Workbook

Published: 24 Jul 2013
Last Modified Date: 18 Jan 2018


Unable to rename a workbook or sheets in a workbook on Tableau Server.


Tableau Server 10.4 and earlier versions


Option 1: 

Upgrade to Tableau Server 10.5. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Server

Option 2:

Use the following workaround:
  1. Download the workbook from Tableau Server. For more information, see Download Workbooks in Tableau Help.
  2. Open the workbook in Tableau Desktop and do one of the following:
    • Change the names of the sheets and then save the workbook.
    • Save the workbook with a new name.
  3. Republish the workbook to Tableau Server. For more information, see How to Publish Workbooks to the Server in Tableau Help.


The ability to rename a published workbook or its sheets directly in Tableau Server was added in version 10.5.
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