3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2014 2:27 AM by Dan Harrison

    How to stop data source flipping to a local directory

    Dan Harrison

      Hi,

       

      I'm using Tableau Desktop 8.2 and Server 8.2.0.

       

      Sometimes, I connect to a data source on a shared drive, an Excel spreadsheet, say, on the M drive. I then publish the workbook.

       

      A few days later, I'll open the same workbook (direct from the server using Server | Open Workbook). And if I look at the properties of the data source, the file location has flipped to a local temp directory in my Tableau user directory on the C drive.

       

      Does anyone know why this might be happening? And if so, do you know how I might solve it?

       

      Many tanks.

       

      Dan.