Query banding <WorkbookName> parameter is not populated byTableau Server

Published: 25 Feb 2016
Last Modified Date: 14 Apr 2017


The <WorkbookName> query banding parameter is only populated when connecting from Tableau Desktop. The parameter is empty when handled by Tableau Server.


  • Tableau Server 9.1.0
  • Teradata


The <WorkbookName> query band parameter will work with a live connection. If an extract is being used, one workaround may be hard coding the workbook name. For example, WorkbookName=[Desired Workbook Name], versus using the parameter WorkbookName=<WorkbookName>.


There is no workbook context for queries that originate from backgrounder. This is because extract refreshes can be tied to a workbook or a published data source, but since Tableau Server is unable to differentiate between the two, no workbook context is available.
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