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Resolving "***406 - "Not Acceptable"" Error


Product(s): Tableau Server
Version(s): All
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2016

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When trying to save a view using the tabcmd get command or trying to export a view using the tabcmd export command, you may see a “*** 406 “Not Acceptable”” error message.

This error message may display because of one of the following reasons listed below:

  • URL of the view is incorrect. When running tabcmd get or tabcmd export commands, ensure that the URL of the intended sheet is correct.
  • Tabcmd URL is incorrect. For example, suppose you have a view that is located here: http://localhost/views/Variety/BaseballStatistics.
    • The tabcmd get command requires the URL of the intended view to begin from “views/”. That is, for the example above, the path used for the tabcmd get command is tabcmd get “views/Variety/BaseballStatistics.png” -f C:\MyReports\BaseballStatistics.png
    • The tabcmd export command requires the URL of the intended view to begin after the “views/”. That is, for the example above, the path used for the tabcmd export command is tabcmd export “Variety/BaseballStatistics” -png -f C:\MyReports\BaseballStatistics.png

    Note: For views from Tableau Server 8.1 through 8.3, ensure that you do not include the hash symbol (#) and number at the end of the URL. For Tableau Server 9.0 and later, do not include ":iid=<n>" at the end of the URL.
  • Issues related to SQL Server-based data sources. If the view is connected to a SQL Server-based data source, there may be a conflict with the TCP Chimney Offload and needs to be disabled on the machine running SQL Server. TCP Chimney Offload is a networking technology that helps with moving data across a network. For more information about how to disable this setting, refer to the Microsoft KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945977.

 

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