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Cannot Delete a Collection on Tableau Server


Published: 23 Mar 2023
Last Modified Date: 27 Mar 2023

Issue

It is not possible to delete a Collection on Tableau Server.  When trying to delete a collection, nothing happens and the selected collection remains on Tableau Server.

Only Fiddler and Google Console logs will show the error message when the request "DELETE /collections/collectionsuid?.... HTTP/1.1/" is sent.

"Only GET, HEAD, POST methods are authorized" will display.

 

Environment

  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Check with the Security Team to verify if there is a rule that prohibits HTTP DELETE requests at the network layer.

Cause

A security team can sometimes prohibit HTTP DELETE requests at the network layer with some infrastructure component such as the Web Application Firewall (WAF).
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