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Tabcmd Error "Failed to create a VizQl session on the server" Exporting PDF from Tableau Online


Published: 03 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 05 Apr 2017

Issue

When exporting a PDF from Tableau Online using Tabcmd, the following error might occur: 
 
Failed to create a VizQl session on the server

Environment

  • Tableau Online
  • Tabcmd 
  • PDF

Resolution

This issue has been resolved on all Tableau Online pods as of April 5 2017. Tabcmd is exporting PDFs as expected. 

For reference, the following alternate methods of generating static image output are also available :

Option 1 

Export the workbook PDF using the Download > PDF option via the web browser.  See Download Views or Workbooks for more information. 

Option 2 

Use the get url command to export a workbook view with the PDF extension. See tabcmd Commands for more information. 

Option 3 

Export a PNG image using the --PNG option. See tabcmd Commands for more information. 

 

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 636112).
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