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Error "***Bad request Invalid database name value" Running tabcmd Publish


Published: 29 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 17 Aug 2017

Issue

When you run tabcmd publish, the following error displays in the command prompt window: 
  *** Bad request
Invalid database name value
Errors occurred while trying to load the workbook "workbook name (reflected by -n option)". The load was not able to complete successfully.

Environment

  • Tableau Server 
  • Text Files or Excel files

Resolution

Use the UNC path instead of the drive letter to connect to the data source.
For example, instead of  D:\datasource.xls, use \\server\share\datasource.xls.

Cause

Tableau Server was unable to resolve the path to the file. 
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