Removing the Download Toolbar Link

Published: 11 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 29 Sep 2020


How to disable the download toolbar link in Tableau Server.


  • Tableau Server
  • Embedded View


Note: This is a setting change and will require a Tableau Server restart to complete.

If Tableau Server version is 10.5 or greater on Linux or 2018.2 or greater on Windows. Follow the instructions at tsm configuration set Options using the vizqlserver.showdownload value.

If Tableau Server version is 2018.1 or lower on Windows, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Command Prompt window as an administrator and run the following commands in order:
  2. Enter the command   cd "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\[version]\bin"
  3. Type the following commands in order:
    • tabadmin stop
    • tabadmin set vizqlserver.showdownload false
    • tabadmin config
    • tabadmin start
  4. Please access Tableau Server to confirm that the Download button is now not appearing for you.
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