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Tabcmd Get Returns Workbook as .twb File


Published: 10 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 31 Aug 2016

Issue

When using tabmcd to download a workbook, the workbook is downloaded as a .twb file instead of a .twbx as expected.

Environment

Tableau Online

Resolution

Ensure that the the workbook is connecting to an extract when the workbook is initially published to Tableau Online.

Cause

The file extension in which the workbook is downloaded with depends on the type of data source the workbook is connected to:
 
- If the workbook is connected to an extract, it will be downloaded as a .twbx file 
- If the workbook is connected to a published data source or uses a live connection (i.e. a direct connection to Google BigQuery or Amazon Redshift), the workbook will be downloaded as a .twb file 
 
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