Exporting Workbooks to PDF on a Set Schedule

Published: 27 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 08 Jan 2019


How to export workbooks to PDF on a set schedule.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online


  1. Create a tabcmd export command. For example: 
    tabcmd login -s <http://localhost> -u <username> -p <password>

    tabcmd export <Sales/Sales_Analysis> --pdf -f <C:\Tableau_Workbooks\Weekly-Reports>
    Note: Replace the fields in angle brackets with the appropriate values.
    See the "Use tabcmd to generate a PDF of a Tableau view" section of the Tabcmd Examples documentation for more examples. 
  2. Save the command-line script as a .bat file.
  3. Run the .bat script on a schedule using an automation tool, such as the built-in Windows Task Scheduler.

Additional Information

Tableau Server has no built-in feature to export workbooks to PDF on a set schedule.

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