Does anybody else have the same problem? Are any Tableau engineers tracking this forum?
Volodymyr Vykhrushch I do not know of a way of getting this from the Tableau Server API but you can get this with a Postgres query:
SELECT DISTINCT T301.name AS "Name (WB)", T301.description AS "Description (WB)" FROM workbooks T301
I've put together a list of all Tableau Server Postgres joins. Take a look here:
It looks like you are right and that we don't return the description field (although it is in the xsd schema for the workbook element). We are trying to fill all of these gaps. I will open a story to investigate this / add this. Cannot promise when it will be done but we are tracking it and I included a link to this discussion to make sure it is updated. Thanks
The issue appears to be in the code in vizportal where we actually build the TSResponse. This would be internal code.
We are working on making workbook description available in the next release of our REST API, version 2.9.
The description field would be returned for the "Query workbooks for site" endpoint if the optional fields parameter is passed in (e.g. ?fields=description or ?fields=_all_).