Tableau Server Tip – Tabcmd

It’s been a little while since I have been able to post. But here I am back for a quick tip. I’m embarrassed to say that I only recently learned that Tabcmd (I pronounce it “Tab Command”) utilities can be installed and used from other machines, not just the one running your Tableau Server installation. If you’re unfamiliar with Tabcmd, these are a set of command line utilities that allow for automation and batch processing of tasks. This can be very handy when compiled into a BAT file and scheduled as a task.

Or just fun to play with, but be careful. There are delete commands that can be used. For the full list of Tabcmd options, check out the following link.

For you Alteryx users, Tabcmd can be implemented into your module. Interworks published a great article on how to take an output of a TDE and publish it to Tableau Server with Tabcmd. This is where being able to install Tabcmd on your machine shines. You don’t need to have Alteryx installed on your machine running Tableau Server. Check it out here.

Thanks for tuning in.

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