Posts Tagged: tabcmd

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Refreshing Server Extracts from Command Line – The Two Approaches
March 6, 2016
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I see several questions related to refreshing a data source or workbook on a remote Tableau Server. The rules are easy, we have two different tools that are working pretty differently. Let’s see what the differences and when to use each tool. Tableau Data Extract Command-Line Utility This is a command-line utility that comes with Tableau […]
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Sending Emails with attachments from Tabcmd
September 8, 2015
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TabCmd is nice: you can logon to your server and generate fancy images and PDFs from your favorite workbooks. But sometimes you’d like to automate the flow and send emails to you or your users. No issues just check Tableau’s knowledge base article on tabcmd (Using Tabcmd). Oh, wait, it says: “While the tabcmd by itself […]
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Tableau 9’s TabCmd under Linux
March 13, 2015
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In  Tableau 9 all jRuby related code were replaced by native java stuff. Even if I still believe that ruby is one of the best programming language (it’s sooooo clean and dry), but, khm, yes, it’s just slow. Like really slow. I guess Tableau Software felt the same and did this huge change. And yes, […]
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Trigger Tableau Schedule from Java
September 9, 2014
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One of our customers asked me to help trigger Tableau Server extracts/schedules from their ETL application. The most easier way is to invoke tabcmd and call the runschedule command.  Well, I am not huge fan of the command line invocation from tools and applications, it’s fragile and platform dependent (our ETL is running on Linux […]
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Using the undocumented Rest API: authentication and invocation of Tableau Server
April 24, 2013
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Most of us are bored with the tabcmd tool provided by Tableau. It only uses the 20% of the Tableau API and whenever you want to do something from your software you have to call it thru a command line interface. Not a nice solution in the age of webservices and restful APIs. The good […]
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HOWTO: tabcmd on Linux – step-by-step guide
June 11, 2012
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So, I have ported the tabcmd application to Linux, from java to native ruby, thus it can work on any platform. If someone needs this for his own environment, here are the steps what I did: