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Performing a Tableau Data Extract Command Line Refresh for Data Sources with Special Characters


Published: 20 Mar 2019
Last Modified Date: 20 Oct 2019

Question

How to perform a Tableau Data Extract Command Line Refresh for Data Sources with Special Characters when using a config file.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Data Extract Command Line (not tabcmd)
  • Config file

Answer

If the config file contains a data source that has special characters (for example "Pépe Data"), convert the name to ASCII (in this example: Pépe Data). Contact your IT team or your database administrator for help.

Example of a config file where the data source has been converted to ASCII:

server=https://online.tableau.com
username=username
site=mysite
password=userpassword
project=testproject
datasource=Pépe Data
source-username=test
source-password=password
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