Command Line Repository folder does not change location after the [My Tableau Prep Repository] location is changed

Published: 22 Jun 2022
Last Modified Date: 22 Jun 2022


Unable to change the log folder location for Tableau Prep CLI.
Even if you change the repository location for Tableau Prep, the command line log folder stays in [C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\My Tableau Prep Repository].

The issue is only for the [Command Line Repository] folder. All other folders from "My Tableau Prep Repository" are moved when User selects a new location from Prep builder File-> Repository Location menu except the [Command Line Repository] folder.

Please check the below image for the [Command Line Repository] folder​​​​​​.
User-added image


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Option 1

Delete the log files manually in the [Command Line Repository] folder.
Can We Delete Tableau Desktop Or Tableau Prep Logs Folder?

Option 2

If the log size is increasing and causing disk shortage, you can suppress the creation of the log files below.

Suppress "log _*.txt" file in Tableau Prep Builder and CLI.

Create a "no-logs" (no extension) file in the directory as follow

Prep Builder
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Prep Builder 2021.1

Prep CLI
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Prep Builder <version>\resources\app\

When the file "no-logs" is found, Tableau Prep will not create "log _*.txt" file.


This issue is still under investigation under ISSUE ID: 1417333
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