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FYI I have moved your post from Community Canvas (the place to ask questions about how to use the community site itself eg what can't I attach a packaged workbook?) to the main forums are (where you ask questions about how to do stuff in Tableau).
In response to your query, a link such as https://<mytableauserver>/workbooks/<workbookname> should resolve to the page which lists all the views for that workbook, however I find that Tableau server will then automatically translate this to a format based on workbook id.
Thanks for your quick reply. However when typing https://<mytableauserver>/workbooks/<workbookname> I get an error message saying that the workbook does not exist. The ask here is to have the URL displaying the workbook name so that a user can easily copy and paste it elswere.
Is there a section where I could add this suggestion for Tableau?
Odd, it works for me... what version of server are you on? We're using v10.1.1.
Also have you got the ability to access the postgres database and see what the repository_url field looks like in the workbooks table for the workbook you're trying to access.
We have a custom built landing page that displays a list of recent workbooks the user has touched. On click, a dashboard url action fires to view the workbook. The url is formed from the postgres data and uses the info from the repository_url field in the workbooks table to append to the 'hardcoded' path ie mytableauserver/workbooks/ + Repository_url
We've used this method since v8, through v9 and now on v10.1.1 and its always worked. The only difference we see now is that (as stated) the url gets translated as the window opens into the mytableauserver/#/workbooks/6914/views format.
It's possible this either has stopped working for later versions of Tableau or the workbook name you're passing isn't exactly right ... it might have _ in it for example or be appended with a _0 if multiple instances of same named workbook ever got published.
eg here's a sample from our workbooks table
To access the Partner Support Group Segmentation workbook via a 'friendly url' I'd be going to
mytableauserver/workbooks/PartnerSupportGroupSegmentation_0 which when clicked on resolves in the browser to mytableauserver/#/workbooks/10623/views