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"Repository item <item_id> could not be exported. Workbook <workbook_name> will not be useable in the imported site." Error During tabadmin exportsite


Published: 16 Apr 2015
Last Modified Date: 06 Mar 2017

Issue

When using the tabadmin export command the following error occurs.

"Repository item <item_id> could not be exported. Workbook <workbook_name> will not be useable in the imported site."

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Resolve any errors that may be impacted the workbook(s) specified in the error message. 

A workaround might be to temporarily remove the impacted workbook(s) and republish them after importing the site to a new Tableau Server instance.

Cause

A workbook has lost its .tde and the underlying PostgreSQL database is unable to make the linking connections properly during the exportsite process.
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