2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2017 10:03 AM by Carisa Chang

    Publish custom html/txt files using Tableau server

    anton kalachev

      As some services require web server ownership validation by publishing a key files under a predefined path.

      Is it possible to publish a text file (*.txt) on Tableau server in a predefined random folder?


      I have learned the following topic but it is not working:




        • 1. Re: Publish custom html/txt files using Tableau server

          Hi anton kalachev,


          Welcome to the Tableau forums


          First thing: "predefined random folder". What do you mean by Predefined Random? Is it random or predefined?


          Second: Do you use the full UNC path to connect to the file? Server will need your connection to say: Connect to "\\fileserver\myshare\myfile.txt" rather than a mapped network drive such as "H:\myshare\myfile.txt".

          The other problem might be that "Include external files" was checked in the Publish dialog in Desktop. It shouldn't be. Leave it blank if you want Server to refresh the extract from the shared file on a schedule.


          Let me know if you need further assistance



          Lénaïc RIÉDINGER, Global Community Engineer Tableau

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          • 2. Re: Publish custom html/txt files using Tableau server
            Carisa Chang

            Hi Anton,


            I assume you are referring to files like adding a robot.txt file, or adding an html page at a static path that can be accessed by other software validating that file is present on Tableau Server? As noted in the community page you linked, this functionality is not part of Tableau Server. The webserver that is used to provide Tableau content is not intended to have external files added to it.


            If you have a proxy in front of Tableau Server, you could use it to host these files.

            Configuring Proxies for Tableau Server