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Tabcmd Export to PDF Hangs When the Name of View Contains a Comma (',')


Published: 07 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 31 Aug 2016

Issue

When using Tabcmd to export a view to PDF, the process will hang when the name of the view contains a comma (',') character. For example: ABC Company, Inc.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tabcmd command-line utility

Resolution

Instead of a comma, use an encoded forward slash ('/') and an encoded comma.

Example: %%5c%%2c

Additional Information

  • The comma character is designated as a reserved symbol according to the internet URI standards. Because commas are URI reserved characters, special encoding is needed to pass values that contain commas.
  • Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-2.2
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