1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2016 6:42 AM by lindy.eberhart.0

    Thumbnails not showing on Tableau Server when publishing with tabcmd --thumbnail-username

    tohxin.goh

      Hello to the community, I have a question as stated in the discussion title.

       

      I have a workbook that I have created on the desktop, and it publishes fine. In this workbook, I employed the use of username() function in my calculated field, and as such, in the publishing options, I have to state which user do I generate the thumbnail with.

       

      I selected my username, published, and the thumbnail shows on the Tableau Server. Everything works as intended when I publish from the Tableau Desktop.

       

       

      In another attempt, I used tabcmd to publish from the tableau server, with the exact same file, same settings from before which I added --thumbnail-username "<Username>" with the tabcmd publish command. The workbook publishes successfully, but the thumbnail does not show up. It is as though I have published under the settings of "All Users" if I were to publish on Tableau Desktop.

       

      Does anyone have any idea? This will greatly help in my bid to automate some of the publishing processes that I aim to achieve.

       

      Using Tableau Desktop 9.0.4, with Tableau Server 9.0.2 here.

       

       

      Thanks in advance!

       

      -Toh Xin