2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2018 5:09 AM by Amit Jain

    Can I use tabcmd from my local machine?

    Amit Jain



      I want to schedule a extract refresh for an embedded datasource. i read somewhere the Tableau command line utility will not work and tabcmd can work.

      Can I install the tabcmd on my local machine and then run to update extract and publish it online?




        • 1. Re: Can I use tabcmd from my local machine?
          Naveen B

          Hi Amit,


          yeah you can install tabcmd online do the necessary admin tasks


          Check the below tabcmd list what you can do:

          tabcmd Commands


          If you are truly looking for scheduling tableau data extract refresh you can do it from Tableau Server itself check the below link for same


          Refresh Data on a Schedule


          hope this helps


          Plz mark this answer as correct or helpful to close the thread




          • 2. Re: Can I use tabcmd from my local machine?
            Amit Jain

            Hi Naveen,


            I tired but I am getting the following error.


            C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\10.3\extras\Command Line Utility>tabcmd refreshextracts --datasource "Auto Refresh"

            ===== Continuing previous session

            =====     Server:   ****************

            =====     Username: *********

            =====     Site:     ******

              *** Not enough permissions

            User ******does not have 'view' permissions for default project ***(errorCode=1)


            My issue is that I have an embedded data source, for which i cannot schedule refresh on tableau server (by going online) as it is requires Windows Authentication. I have to daily refresh manually on my tableau desktop and then publish it. I read that with Tableau Command Line Utility I can schedule the same but then it is not working. I read somewhere that Tableau Command Line Utility will not work on Embedded Data Source. Can you please let me know on how can I schedule Refresh that Database?

            Tableau Server Version: 10.3.3 (10300.17.0915.2101) 64-bit Windows