1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 14, 2017 5:52 AM by lenaic.ridinger

    A PowerShell wrapper for tabcmd

    Ori Besser

      Hi all,

      I have recently been asked to automate tabcmd.exe execution in our organization and ended up with a PowerShell module (GitHub - oribesser/PSTableau: A PowerShell module for Tableau. Currently a wrapper to tabcmd ) that I hope would be useful to others. It addresses few of the challenges I encountered like security, command input/output and sessions management:

      - It redirects tabcmd standard and error outputs to the appropriate PowerShell streams.

      - It handles tabcmd session state by reading its tabcmd-sesion.xml file and creating a new session only when necessary.

      - It uses a pre-encrypted user credential to generate the PSCredential object and pass it to tabcmd.

      - It is transferable between environments, the environment specific settings are set outside of the code.

       

      Hope someone would find it useful, any contributions/suggestions would be welcome.