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Unable to Delete Workbook from Tableau Server


Published: 23 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 28 Jul 2016

Issue

You might not be able to delete a workbook from Tableau Server, even if you are signed in as a Tableau Server administrator. When you try to delete the workbook using tabcmd, the following error might occur:

Tableau Server encountered unknown error. Operation cancelled

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Restart Tableau Server, and then delete the workbook. For more information, see tabadmin Commands.

Cause

The workbook might be in use and locked.
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