there may be a post out there with how to do it. Here's my thoughts of how to conceptually do it. I hope it helps.
1. write a script
2. first step of script should do a tabcmd login to the server
3. second step should be a for loop. read one country at a time, pass country in as a parameter to tabcmd and use the export command to export it to a PDF and save the PDF to the appropriate UNC path
4. last step do a tabcmd logout
Thanks for your quick response Jeffrey
I have tried and created a TabCmd command to export my workbook to a UNC path using filters
this is working but I cant get around to make date filter work, below is the command I use
tabcmd get "/views/Utilisationdb/Utilisation?Company=Company%20Australia&Gender=M&date=2015-01-01%3A2015-06-01" -f "\\10.200.23.22\d$\Utilisation_Aus_M.pdf" "--no-certcheck"
I have also tried and used semicolon and comma instead of %3A, still this dint work.
Also , can you guide me on how to get all the country values which you can use to pass in the loop
Thanks in advance for your help
I haven't used the get command to pass in parms, though I'm guessing it should work. Below is an example of a for loop that reads a file (test.dat), skips the first header line (skip=1) and passes in a parm (whatgroup) which is the only column in the dat file and conceivably could be country. It is referenced as %%G in the for loop. and it saves to save_to_filename.csv
FOR /F "skip=1" %%G IN (g:\test.dat) DO (tabcmd export "/workbookname/viewname?WhatGroup=%%G&:refresh=yes" -f "save_to_filename.csv" --csv
I have tried to run your command and its providing me an error on %%G was unexpected at this time
Command I used
FOR /F "skip=1" %%G IN (C:\Temp\Company.dat) DO (tabcmd export "/Utilisationdb/Utilisation?Company=%%G&:refresh=yes" -f "save_to_filename.Pdf" --csv)
is there any thing I am missing
Once again thanks for your help
the syntax can be a bit finicky. I assume you're running this in a windows shell script? if yes, then
1. %%G only works within a bat file. it doesn't work directly from the windows command line. weird, huh...
2. do you have 1 column of data in your company.dat file?
3. move the closing ")" down to the next line or leave a space between csv and the closing ")"
4. are you doing anything special like setlocal disableddelayedexpansion?
have a look here for more info For - Looping commands | Windows CMD | SS64.com
Hurray It worked, thanks Jeffrey
I made small changes to the command and it worked ( Mind you dint expect the commands to be case sensitive, got my head scratching for some time as I have used "P" instead of "p" on pdf :-) )
Below is the code I have used, created a batch file and ran it through, ran like a charm
FOR /F "skip=1" %%G IN (C:\Temp\Company.dat) DO tabcmd get "/views/Utilisationdb/Utilisation?Company=%%G&Gender=M" -f "\\10.200.23.22\d$\%%G.pdf" "--no-certcheck"
Once again Thanks for your guidance Jeffrey
I have one more thing to figure out, how do I get the data exported from Tableau workbook into a csv file ( For Company.dat file ) , I tried this and the result set is an empty file,
Have you tried this?
glad it worked. to get the data, publish a report and then do a tabcmd export. at least this is how I did it.
tabcmd export "/workbookname/viewname?:refresh=yes" -f "filename.dat" --csv