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Downloading a Published Extract Using Tabcmd


Published: 10 Apr 2014
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2017

Question

How to download a published extract using the tabcmd get option. 

Environment

Tableau Server

Answer

Step 1: Download the extract .tdsx file using tabcmd

  1. On the computer running Tableau Server, open the Command Prompt window as an administrator and run one of the following commands:
    • On a 32-bit computer: cd "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin"
    • On a 64-bit computer: cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin"
  2. At the command prompt, run the following commands in order:
    tabcmd login -s http://<server name> -u <username> -p <password> 
    tabcmd get "/datasources/<extract name>.tdsx"

Step 2: Extract the .tde from the .tdsx file

  1. Right-click the .tdsx file and then extract all contents.
  2. Open the extracted folder and open the Data folder to locate the extract (.tde).
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