4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2016 7:19 AM by Toby Erkson

    April Fools for your Users

    Mike Klaczynski

      Hi Server Admins!


      April fools is this Friday, do you have anything planned for your users?


      How about changing the logo on Tableau Server or your Tableau Online sites to something fun and quirky?


      If you don't know how to do that, here's a quick how-to, if you've done it before browse to the bottom for some inspiration.


      You can customize the logo that appears on the Tableau Server sign-in page and in the upper left of the server pages.

      Note: The background colors differ in the two locations, so your logo may look different depending on which location you are viewing.




      If an image or GIF is larger  than 160 x 160 px (large logo), it will be clipped. The image file you use should be in GIF, JPEG, or PNG format.

      To change the logo on Tableau Server:


           1. Open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following:

                 cd C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.3\bin


           2. Type (for an image up to 160 x 160 px, but not smaller than 32 x 32 px):

      tabadmin customize logo C:\My Pictures\logo.png


           3. Restart the server for the change to take effect by typing:

      tabadmin restart


           4. To restore the default logo type the following:

                 tabadmin customize logo -d


           5. Then restart the server

                tabadmin restart



      To change the logo for a Tableau Online Site you are an admin on:

           1. Go to the site you want to change the logo on, you can do different logos on different sites

           2. Go to Settings

           3. Select the image or GIF you want to use

           4. Click Save

      Online Site.PNG


      If you're looking for inspiration on the web just remember that anything you choose has to be 160 x 160 px or smaller, otherwise it will be clipped.


      Here are a few ideas to get you going,



      If you like controversy, why not use a sports team logo?


      Popular culture references are always ... popular?


      Running with your data can be dangerous, apparently Homer didn't get that memo.


      Kitt the cat?

      kitt cat.gif